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Auto Flash 200x doesnt work ???

My XG 1 work perfectly without the flash.But when i hook up the flash , an release the shutter.Shutter never gets back to its original position.Unless i turn either the camera or the flash off.But when i go an open flash... the flash unit works.Dont kno..whats wrong with it ? Please help me on this ???

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CoolSmith,
try a non dedicated flash unit, if the flash works then the 200X is not compatible to the xg1
if the flash did not fire, there is a circuit problem. there are no new parts for this model.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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