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Flash not working

My canon powershot wont take pictures when the flash is on. Under the auto setting the flash is automatically turned on and it seems to just idle when i try to take a picture. It works fine when I manually turn the flash off.

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SOURCE: Canon PowerShot SD550

yes, the flash of your camera is not charging. needs repair.

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SOURCE: Blank black screen for my canon powershot S1 IS digital camera

This is a common problem with S1 IS and it is caused by faulty CCD sensor. Note that you can playback captured images without any problem but in capture mode all you get is blank screen. Will have to go to Canon but note that Canon repairs these models free of charge when it is the CCD sensor that stops working.

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SOURCE: Problems with the battery and the flash on my canon powershot A530

Know this is an old post but... Some of The Canon Powershot A530 and A540 cameras are subject to an advisory recall. Seems that a small spring on the battery compartment door can short out the batteries. Suspect this of yours, in that you mentioned that your batteries weren't lasting long. If your camera is on the list, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following link for more info:

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SOURCE: Canon powershot SD600 - flash doesn't work

It could be the sensor or a short in the flash wiring. You should take it into a camera shop and have them look at it. You could be covered under warranty if the camera is less than a year old.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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you can change it to no flash by when your taking a picture press the right arrow

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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