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My Olympus Stylus 500, doesn't work the flash

When I take pictures, not everytime the flash work, sometimes. When I press the button for taking picture, most of time the flas doesn't work in any mode (automatic, etc.)

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Re: My Olympus Stylus 500, doesn't work the flash


have you tried using lithium batteries? alkaline batteries. just try out different batteries. if it is still the same, have your camera checked in a service center for maybe it needs a replacement or there is something loose inside.

hope this helps.

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