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Flashes but image is dark

The flash seems to work fine but the image has a dark shadow on it like it never had a flash at all. (does the round button "auto thyristor" have anything to do with this problem?) and just what is that knob used for anyway???? Thanks

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Turn the front black knob and check to see if the front window is not dirty.

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