Question about Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Won't take picture when flash is turned on

When I have the flash set to be on automatic or as on, the camera won't take a picture. When I press the button, the green boxes will never come up, and I just wait forever. The flash symbol (the lightning bolt) will blink on and off.

I have found that it works fine when I turn off the flash, but it's pretty impractical to never be able to use the flash, so I'd like to get it to work with flash as well.

Note that I checked this one: http://www.fixya.com/support/t192776-canon_a530_powershot_snap_picture, which was similar. However, I do get the orange light. I checked on the recall and my camera is not one of the ones that has been recalled.

Posted by on

  • FlickaMawa Mar 02, 2008

    Thanks. That might be it. I was using alkaline batteries, because my NiMH ones don't seem to be charging properly in my recharger. I'll get my hands on some that work correctly and see if that fixes it. But I did discover that the alkaline ones work for a very brief period after I put new ones in, so maybe it is more than they can handle to keep charging the flash.

×

1 Answer

  • 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.

  • Canon Master
  • 4,738 Answers

Charging of the flash may be overpowering the batteries that you're using. Are you using alkaline batteries? If so, recommend instead trying rechargeable NiMH batteries rated at least 2500mah to see if the problem still exists.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Canon pc1251 won't take picture with flash on. it will if i turn off flash


Check if your camera is on automatic. Then f there is too much light it won't work. To use a flash for fill in, you have to be on a scene mode. Check the manual. If the camera has a flashing light, indicating the flash won't work, you have a serious problem.

Dec 10, 2014 | Canon Digital Cameras

1 Answer

Canyon eos auto mode= won't take a pictuRE


Push your shutter 1/2 way down. See whats the readings in view finder.

Jul 04, 2013 | Cannon EOS 50D Digital Camera

2 Answers

My pentax w90 will only take a photo automatically when turned on,


Per Evan89's remark above, on these units the "shutter" button fails in the "on" or "down" position. There are a lot of reports on the internet. As soon as you turn the camera on it charges the flash and takes one or more pictures. It won't respond to other controls because it senses that the shutter bitton is depressed. A side effect is that the battery drains quickly.
I'm looking around to see if I can order a replacement switch assembly since these cameras are easy to take apart.

Dec 24, 2011 | Pentax Optio W90 Digital Camera

1 Answer

My Sony Steady Shot DSC-S950 won't flash. I have pressed the flash setting several times as suggested in blogs to no avail.


My Sony Steady Shot DSC-S950 won't flash. I have pressed the flash setting several times as suggested in blogs to no avail.

Sep 15, 2011 | Sony Cybershot DSC-S950 Digital Camera

2 Answers

How do i get the flashed turned on


First, check to make sure you're not in the macro mode. There's a slide switch on the end of the camera, near the SD card slot. Slide the switch away from the flower toward the mountain to take it out of macro mode. The flash won't fire in macro mode.

Then, if the flash still doesn't fire, take a look at the flash mode. Press the up-arrow button to bring up the flash menu. If it's currently set in the lightning-bolt-in-a-circle-with-a-slash-through-it symbol, you've got the flash turned off. Set it to the lightning-bolt-and-"A" for automatic flash or the lightning-bolt for forced flash.

If the flash still doesn't fire, then it's broken.

Sep 10, 2011 | Vivitar ViviCam 5024 Digital Camera

1 Answer

E1532 comes up on my screen and won't take any


E1532 signifies # events that have occurred , not an error...you probably have something like P0198/E1534...go into setup until delete images NO;press select;up down arrows to get flashing YES;select..then scroll to delete events NO;press select up or down, select.

Aug 31, 2011 | Moultrie GameSpy 4.0 Digital Camera Deluxe

1 Answer

My camera is several years old. The flash stopped working. I replaced the batteries. Any ideas?


Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't take a picture when the shutter button is pressed, or with an inoperative flash. They won't work for every case, but they're worth a try:

Aug 30, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera

1 Answer

My Nikon Coolpix s230 flash won't work. It just blinks red in the lower right hand corner. I've tried all the settings and they all won't flash.


If there is a problem with the flash itself or the mainboard connection to the flash it will not charge. If the flash won't charge then it won't go off when you take a picture. The only way to fix the problem is to replace the flash with a good used one and see if that fixes it. If not, then you need to replace the mainboard. Good used parts can usually be found online for cheap; that auction website doesn't pay me to type their name, so I don't, sorry. Hope this helps!

Thomas Drayton
Owner, www.darntoothysam.com
Affordable Digital Camera Repair

Jul 24, 2011 | Nikon COOLPIX S230 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Ixus 430 will take photos when flash is turned off, but will not take photos when flash or redeye is selected


Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't take a picture when the shutter button is pressed, or with an inoperative flash. They won't work for every case, but they're worth a try. (Hint, make sure that all the screws around the perimeter of the case are present and firmly seated.)

Jun 01, 2011 | Canon PowerShot S410 / IXUS 430 Digital...

1 Answer

My camera works fine in all ways except whenever i turn the 'flash' on and try to take picture the green light just flashes repeatedly and it won't take a picture at all, but if i turn the...


Referring user guide:

riderjunior.png

Are you press ligthly? if press half and ligthly, it will not take the picture.

When you have using macro mode, you need to disable Flash mode.macro mode will show picture(flower) and avoid hand shake during this mode.
When you take in 10cm range in macro mode, it will take more longer time to autofoucus, you need to be freeze a while until it take the picture. The best it, try to take picture in without you inhale. it will avoid you from shage

Try using in different DIS mode when you using the flash.
In some mode, it will have twice flash. First flash it will check the condition and wait until second flash and dont move your camera.

Some condition, you will get the picture is white, it because from dust atmhospheric that we cant see. it reflective to ur flash.for the best picture, you need to try in different mode and different condition. that will make you as proffesional. this camera have many mode that you need to understand. training urself to be perfect. download manual and test your camera
riderjunior_0.png

May 12, 2011 | Samsung S860 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera Logo

200 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Digital Cameras Experts

Doberman

Level 2 Expert

246 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

halotheracer
halotheracer

Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...