Question about Canon PowerShot G10 Digital Camera

2 Answers

My camera flash will not work at all in any mode that should let me use a flash.

Posted by on

  • daviddbricke Feb 07, 2010

    Did as you said and restored the factory settings. No flash. I had it on Auto and auto. Your solution did not fix the problem.

  • daviddbricke Feb 20, 2010

    Downloading the firmware did nothing to solve the problem. I sent the camera to Canon to fix it.

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 4,889 Answers

It may be possible that the flash had gone bad but we will try everything else first before we come to that conclusion. Download and update the firmware of your camera and see if it resolves the issue. You can get it from the link below.
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=321&modelid=17624
Be very careful while updating though. If the computer turns off while the update is in progress your camera will become unusable and you will have to send it to canon for restoring the older version of the firmware.

Let me know if you need more help.
Sai.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 10,865 Answers

Hello. Let's begin by doing a reset. Go into the menu and find reset. Then reset the camera which means return it to the factory settings it was on when you purchased it. If that does not solve your problem, check to make sure that you do not have the camera set for a mode that automatically turns off the flash. like a night mode. Regards, Joe

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why wont my flash work?


I'm sorry that the flash on the Camera is not working. If the Forced flash setting is already enabled and the flash is still not working, then the issue may be due to another camera setting. Even if the Forced flash setting is enabled, the flash will still not work in the following circumstances:

- When shooting MPEG movies - When shooting in the Twilight or Handheld Twilight mode - If shooting with the Burst or Multi Burst mode - Shooting with Sweep Panorama - Shooting with the Fireworks or High Sensitivity mode. - If an external flash is connected

Please make sure that the Camera is not in any of the above modes.
If the issue persists, try resetting the Camera and check the operation.

Mar 06, 2012 | Samsung BL103 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I can not change the flash setting on my camera


I'm sorry that the flash on the Camera is not working. If the Forced flash setting is already enabled and the flash is still not working, then the issue may be due to another camera setting. Even if the Forced flash setting is enabled, the flash will still not work in the following circumstances:
  • When shooting MPEG movies
  • When shooting in the Twilight or Handheld Twilight mode
  • If shooting with the Burst or Multi Burst mode
  • Shooting with Sweep Panorama
  • Shooting with the Fireworks or High Sensitivity mode.
  • If an external flash is connected
Please make sure that the Camera is not in any of the above modes.
Try initializing the Camera. To initialize the Camera, please use the Initialize option under Main Settings 1 Menu of the Camera.

Feb 22, 2011 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 Digital Camera

1 Answer

The flash will not come on


I'm sorry that the flash on the Camera is not working. If the Forced flash setting is already enabled and the flash is still not working, then the issue may be due to another camera setting. Even if the Forced flash setting is enabled, the flash will still not work in the following circumstances:

- When shooting MPEG movies
- When shooting in the Twilight or Handheld Twilight mode
- If shooting with the Burst or Multi Burst mode
- Shooting with Sweep Panorama
- Shooting with the Fireworks or High Sensitivity mode.
- If an external flash is connected

Please make sure that the Camera is not in any of the above modes.

Feb 21, 2011 | Vivitar ViviCam 5022 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Flash does not work no apperant cause


I'm sorry that the flash on the Camera is not working. If the Forced flash setting is already enabled and the flash is still not working, then the issue may be due to another camera setting. Even if the Forced flash setting is enabled, the flash will still not work in the following circumstances:
- When shooting MPEG movies - When shooting in the Twilight or Handheld Twilight mode - If shooting with the Burst or Multi Burst mode - Shooting with Sweep Panorama - Shooting with the Fireworks or High Sensitivity mode. - If an external flash is connected
Please make sure that the Camera is not in any of the above modes.

Jan 22, 2011 | Kodak EasyShare Z612 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Flash stopped working


Hi,

The flash in the Camera can be enabled to Flash Forced ON by pressing the Up Arrow control button on the Camera. Press the button continuously to select the desired settings.
Make sure that the Camera Mode (REC MODE) is not set to Burst or Multi Burst.
Flash will not work when the Camera is set to ISO High Sensitivity mode or Twilight mode in the Scene Selection.
The flash will not work in Movie Mode also.
When using the Landscape, snow or Beach mode, set the Scene Selection to Flash Forced On.

This should resolve the issue.

Thanks for using FixYa.
We wish you a Happy Holiday Season!!

Dec 26, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Can't turn on my flash on my sony cyber shot dsc w200. when i try to change the flash it says that my flash settings cannot be changed. what do i do?


Hi,
Let's try some troubleshooting steps to resolve the issue with the Flash in the Camera. The Flash in the Camera will work only with the settings which is selected.
1. Make sure that the Camera flash is set to Forced Flash ON. (Press the right arrow control button of the Camera continuously to select the Forced Flash to ON.
2. The Flash in the Camera cannot be used when the REC MODE of the Camera is set to BURST or EXPOSURE BRACKET. (To select the REC MODE, select Menu button in Camera Shooting Mode. Set the REC MODE to NORMAL).
3. Flash will not work with modes like ISO(High Sensitivity Mode), Twilight Mode, ISO+(Extra High Sensitivity Mode), Fireworks Mode.
4. Try to set the Flash Mode to Flash Forced ON when the Mode dial is set to M, Landscape mode, Beach Mode, and Scene Mode.

This will resolve the issue with the Flash in the Camera.

Thanks for using FixYa

Dec 04, 2010 | Cameras

1 Answer

How do you turn the flash on in a sony cyber-shot camera?


The flash mode can be turned on by pressing the UP ARROW button dontinuously for the desired settings. Set it to Forced Flash to turn on the Flash for all the time.
The flash mode will not work when the REC Mode is set to Burst or Multi Burst. It will not work when the Scene selection modes like Candle Mode and Twilight mode is selected. Flash will not work in MOVIE mode also.

Jul 24, 2010 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Flash does not work


Please note that:

1. You can not use the Flash when the Camera is set to Burst or Multi Burst mode.

2. You can not use the Flash when the ISO or Twilight mode is selected in the Scene Selection.

3. You can not use the Flash when mode dial is set to Movie.

Also try these steps and check:

4. Ensure that the battery is fully charged and the flash is turned ON.

Please set the Landscape mode or Snow mode or Beach mode in the Scene Selection and check if the flash is working.

5. Try initializing the Camera and check if it works normally.

NOTE: Initializing the Camera will reset the settings of the Camera to the factory settings including date and time. It will not delete any data saved in the Camera.

6. Please press the Menu button on the Camera. Then, select the SETUP menu and select the SETUP 1 option of the Camera. Then, select the Initialize option to OK.

7. Try to power reset the Camera and check if it helps to resolve the issue. I suggest that you reset the Camera by removing the battery from the Camera and inserting it after 1 minute.

8. If the issue still persists then the Camera requires service.


Good Luck!!!!!!!

Oct 26, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730 Digital Camera

1 Answer

The flash will not work on my Samsung S860 Digital Camera. It used to work and now it doesn't... I tried to go through the menu to fix it and it seems to say it is on? But, when you take a picture it does...


the S860 has three flash modes in which the flash only fires under certain conditions.
- in Auto Flash mode and Auto & Red Eye Reduction mode, the flash will only fire if the subject or background is dark; otherwise it won't flash.
- in Slow Synchro mode, the flash only fires when the camera's using a slow shutter speed.
if you have your flash mode set to any of these, the flash will only fire when the camera determines that flash is needed; otherwise it won't fire. to have the flash fire all the time and automatically vary its intensity according to how much light is needed, set the flash mode to Fill flash; to turn the flash off altogether (so that it won't fire no matter what), set the flash mode to Flash Off.
for all the details on the S860's flash modes, you can download the user manual here and refer to pages 28 and 29.
hope this helps...

Mar 08, 2009 | Samsung S860 Digital Camera

1 Answer

MY KODAK CAMERA WON'T FLASH WHEN IT IS SET ON THAT!


As a first step, make sure the batteries are fully charged and check in the Shooting menu if you have switched the flash to 'off' mode. Then check the shooting mode. In some shooting modes (like landscape), some cameras do not fire the flash. To check if the flash is working properly, change the mode to 'Night Portrait' and try to shoot. This mode is sure to fire the flash if everything is well with the camera. If still the flash is not working, take it to the nearest authorized service center.

Jan 28, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare One Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PowerShot G10 Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

44 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

TC CAMERA REPAIR.Com...

Level 2 Expert

169 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1983 Answers

Are you a Canon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...