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Flash light problem

The flash light does not work. a yellow light flashes beside the flash sign and it does not work

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  • jmsmith74 Apr 16, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my cybershot. The flash does not work and the little yellow light is flashing. I have had it for over a year and I really liked the camera until this happened.

  • jigar_p2 May 18, 2008

    yes i have the same problem can anyone help me, i also lost my user manual.can anyone help me

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Did you check the fault section of the user manual. This code may mean something you can correct yourself. Also, call Canon's tech support. They may have some information on this. I cannot remember details, but this sounds familiar to me.

The last resort is giving the camera in for a service estimate.

Jerry G.

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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Hello,
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