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Red light continually flashes, and won't take picture

In low lighting, my Exilim 8.1 won't take a picture if I have the auto flash setting on.  The red light on the back of the camera continually flashes, like it's busy.  When I try to take the picture, nothing happens.  The only way I can get the picture to take is to turn the flash off... and then, it's blurry, due to low lighting.  It didn't do this when I first got it, and I don't know what's different now. I've tried recharging, removing then reinstalling the battery, changing memory cards... nothing I've found works... except to turn the flash off, and take blurry pictures.  Any suggestions?  Did I change some setting without realizing it?

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Set the camera to anything except no flash. Turn it off. Take out the battery. Wait 5-10 seconds. Put the battery back in. The flash should now work until you turn the camera off again (and then you must remove/replace the battery to get the flash working again).

The flash requires some kind of "master reset" to work. Haven't found a permanent solution to this.

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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