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The flash does not work and shows a red lightening bolt in the viewfinder. I can still take pics without the flash needed

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Two possible causes: 1. Your battery is weak. 2. You have the flash turned off. Press the button with a picture of a lightning bolt and watch the screen to see if it changes. Stop when you see the bolt and an "a".

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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