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Olympus E-510 Flash & Auto-Focus Problems

I have the Olympus E-510, and for some reason the flash doesn't work anymore. The button to take the picture won't depress unless I manually turn the flash off, and then, of course the picture is dark or blurry or both. In addition, the auto focus doesn't work when the flash is on for most of the settings, but oddly it will auto-focus for a few - but again, the pictures are dark and/or blurry. Has anybody else had this problems? And, is sending the camera back to the manufacturer (for a hefty fix-it fee) the only way to get it repaired? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!!
~Jules

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Sounds like the main circuit board has got problems. If its under warranty use the manufacturer. But if not a camear store should be able to provide a quote. I admit that the repair will be about 150-180 because of the time involved in replacing the board and possibly the flash unit.
But quotes before bankruptcy..
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