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Re: Flash won't work
The flash circuit 1 of 2 things you can do
get a broke one off of ebay and replace your flash circuit. and risk getting popped by 300 volts from the flash compositor.
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.
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If there is a problem with the flash itself or the mainboard connection to the flash it will not charge. If the flash won't charge then it won't go off when you take a picture. The only way to fix the problem is to replace the flash with a good used one and see if that fixes it. If not, then you need to replace the mainboard. Good used parts can usually be found online for cheap; that auction website doesn't pay me to type their name, so I don't, sorry. Hope this helps!
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Usually outdoor picture are good within small compact camera. They designed like that. But now your unit just have flash pcb defective. When flash function work, your picture will be good indoor.
Regarding your flash unit would be brown fuse or replacement of flash unit. It is 50 and 50 chance. Your local repair shop would charge around $35 to 95 depend on what they really want to charge.
Thanks and best regard!
Built in flash units on digital cameras are only meant to be used out to a distance of 6-12 feet. When taking photos of events ie graduations, sporting events, concerts you need to do two things. 1). Change the ISO setting on your camera. This is the same as the old film speed ratings the higher the number the more sensitive the camera becomes. try ISO 1600 or above in low light. 2) You have a mode setting, set it for the type of lighting that is in the space you are in, incandescent, flourescent or whatever, it's easy to do. and finally 3) Turn off your flash! When your flash is on your camera closes up the aperature and takes the picture at a higher rate of speed in anticipation of reflected light off of nearby objects, so your pictures will be darker and blurrier with the flash on.
Even high grade professional flashes only work out to 20-30 feet so they won't help you. Read your cameras manual on taking pictures in low light conditions. It will give you all of the above in great detail. You have a great camera but you need to learn how it works, don't give up on it.
1. I took off the two screws on side closest to flash
2. Removed side cover
3. Gently wiggled the round silver capacitor at the top that is wrapped with a black film
4. Voila... the flash worked and I put the cover and screws back.
I think over time that little capacitor detaches because of the vibrations. Hope it's of help.
this problem is fixable. set the camera under the fill-in flash mode. do the ff:
-click the flash button, (right button that has broken arrow on it)
-click it for many times until you see the icon of a big crooked arrow without something with it on the screen, that means your camera is nder the fill in flash.
when set under this mode, the flash will work in any instance you're in. because under the red eye function, flash is usually turned off.