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Wet Canon Camera

My Flash camera got wet and now the Flash wont work

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  • marjiegray20 Jul 25, 2008

    when I hit the flash function switch the macro icon comes up and I can not override the flash or turn the flash off.



  • marjiegray20 Jul 25, 2008

    When i view the pictures i've taken and want to view in the order I've taken they can only be seen in the reverse order.

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You have eather a damaged bulb or flash circuit. The flash circuit can be replaced easier than tring to solider on another bulb those thinks can sometimes be a pain.The flash circuit is normally held in by two screws after the case is removed and is connected by a ribbon cable. WATCH out for the compasitor that thing can shock the stuffing out of you lol take it from someone who knows lol. anyhow once that is replace the flash should work if it does not then you mainboard is damaged and that will have to be replaced.

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