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When I go to take a picture i can't get the flash to work and i get a lock symbol in the

I get a lock symbol in the bottom left hand corner. I also am unable to reformat the camera

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Re: When I go to take a picture i can't get the flash to...

Your memory card is most likely locked, take it out and find a small button on the side, see if it is in the lock position, switch the position and try the camera to see if this fixed the problem

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When trying to take a pic, a red camera symbol with two curve at both sides at the bottom of the camera symbol appears...this comes up in bottom left hand corner. Please help. Thank you, Robin

Sounds like the warning of low shutter speed end therefore the tanger to get "hanshake" blur captured. Use flash if possible or highter ISO setting or steady hands ;)

Mar 11, 2015 | Canon Powershot A2000 IS Digital Camera

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Canon eos d40 makes a long noise before it takes a picture

It sounds as though you have activated one of the timers. On the LCD display on top of the camera look in the bottom right-hand corner of the display and see if there is a symbol that looks a bit like a one-handed clock (the timer symbol). If so, press the AF-Drive button on top of the camera and rotate the large, circular selector dial on the back of the camera until that symbol goes away. Now the camera should shoot normally.

Jan 29, 2012 | Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera

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I have a Canon Rebel EOS 2000 (35mm) that will not work even after replacing the batteries twice. When I turn it to manual, or any setting, it has a flashing symbol in the lower left hand corner and...

is the memory card in? you could also try connecting to the computer. i know that when i got my rebel it came with software to use on a computer. How old is it?

Apr 18, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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Turn off flash


With the camera ready to shoot in Auto mode - you will see a little lightening symbol in the top right hand corner of the screen. This indicates the flash is turned on.

On the left side of the circular dial at the back of the camera you will see a similar little lightening symbol indented into the dial. Simply press on this side of the dial to turn the flash on or off as you desire.

The symbol on the screen will go off when you push this to indicate flash is off and return if you press again to turn it on.

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Dec 30, 2009 | General Electric A950 Digital Camera

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Will not take pictures

SAF is single auto focus and would not be the cause of this malfunction. try pressing shutter button a little harder and make sure that you press it fully down. if not try initializing settings. go to menu then go right to setup to find initialize.

Mar 19, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 Digital Camera

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Hightlight message on Nikon D80

Highlight is just the info mode, there are several info modes including Basic file info, Shooting Info and RGB histogram, just press the round controller in the up or down direction to change between them in playback mode. Highlight will flash black anywhere there is pure white in an image.
Try resetting the camera by pressing the 2 buttons with green dots (on top of the camera near the shutter release) holding them for a few seconds.

Mar 08, 2009 | Digital Cameras

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I turn off the flash on my sony dsc - t77 , how to turn it on? i could not find the function!

That solution does not work on the T77.
I have the same problem and this is how I solved it.
Press the Menu button on the bottom left corner of the screen.
Go to the second page (2/3) select the "REC MODE" (it is the firrst choice)
Select your mode as normal and not burst and then exit the menu.
Now you should be able to activate the flash from the screen..
Hope it works for you as it did for me.

Dec 27, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77 Digital Camera

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Nikon Coolpix digital camera L18

The red light is probably the focusing beam. I'd guess that your flash is turned off somewhere in your settings. Go through the menu and if you find that it is not turned on there might be a hardware problem. Also, if the flash is set to automatic, it will not work when it thinks there is enough light to take a good pic.

Nov 07, 2008 | Nikon Digital Cameras

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Won't take a picture

I work on these cameras all the time you have a ccd going out or has gone out that is causing the auto sensing feature to now work their for the camera stops working. 1 other thing it might be could be the main-board but they don't go out as often.

Mar 29, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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Panasonic DMC-FZ1 Flash still not working

If you have a lightning symbol followed by “A” in the upper left corner of display, try to change it to forced flash (only lightning symbol) or reduce iso settings because probably the camera “thinks” there’s sufficient light for the photo.

Oct 08, 2007 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1 Digital Camera

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