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Flash won't work!

I've had this camera since Christmas, and its been amazing. Now, the flash won't work under any circumstances. I'll put in Flash: on. No flash. Flash: auto. No flash. What can I do?!

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The flash circuit is your problem 1 of 2 things you can do but if you got it new at christmas it should be under warranty.

  1. get a broke one off of ebay and replace your flash circuit. and risk getting popped by 300 volts from the flash compositor.
  2. send it to a repair company and let them take the risk be leave me I know I bits like a starving dog on a steak bone. Lol it should only cost about 30.00 plus shipping if that's the only thing that is wrong. I repair these all the time. Let me know if I can help you with any thing else.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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