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Flash mode locked to Off

Pressing the flash mode button on back of camera the menu comes up showing that the flash is set to off. Using the up/down arrows (as defined in handbook) the menu changes to another mode, leaving flash set to off.

Help. The camera is 12 months old and only used occasionally.

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Tony

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  • rohloff Dec 22, 2008

    I have the same problem. The only way the flash will go is when I select night scene.

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Try this, I had the same problem. Here is what I did, I powered off the camera then with the menu button pressed I turned the camera on. This must set the camera back to default settings. I was then able to turn my flash to auto or any other selection.

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