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Picture will not take when flash is on

The camera works fine when the flash is turned off. It will not take a picture when the flash is on in automatic or manual. What should I do?

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  • lizel Mar 08, 2008

    Thanks for trying. I have two new batteries, neither make a difference.

  • pafmartwo Mar 31, 2008

    I have the same problem. I bought a new battery, charged it up, and then tried it in my camera. Still no flash

  • thaineseguy Apr 18, 2008

    I have the same problem and it's not the battery. I also tried replacing the flash circuitry with the replacement Canon sent me but that didn't help either. Any more ideas on what we could try?

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How old is the battery? The symptoms you're describing sound like a worn down battery. If it's the original battery that came with the camera, it may be time to consider a new battery. One way to check the battery's health is to apply a voltmeter to it, and compare its voltage with that printed on its casing. Replacement generic NB-3L batteries are going for about $7 on Amazon or ebay.

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