I bought NIKON COOLPIX L10 which is similar to L11, one day flash turned to not fire in all the modes, even i set flash for all the modes, it does not fire, Flash lamp blinks good, but while taking pictures, the flash lamp dim lit. Battery is full charged (I'm using rechargeble AA battery). Anyone have a solution?
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Nikon has several modes for flash. When you are in Full Auto then auto controls the flash. When you are in P mode then you determine if the flash should fire. The flash menu allows you to ALWAYS fire. NEVER FIRE and some other, Like RED-EYE modes. So put the camera in P and go to Flash menu and make sure it is ON.
The Nikon Coolpix is a compact digital camera that is well-suited for amateur to semi-professional photographers. Occasionally, some issues with the built-in flash can occur. If the hardware is damaged, the camera must be taken in for repairs. More often, problems occur because of obstructions or issues with the camera's settings and are easily repairable. Follow the troubleshooting guide to fix the built-in flash.
Instructions: 1.Ensure the Nikon Coolpix digital camera battery is fully charged. 2.Wait several seconds before pressing the shutter-release button if the "Flash Ready" indicator light is flashing red. Press the "Flash Mode" button once or twice to change the flash settings from "Off" to "On" or "Auto" if the "Flash Ready" indicator light is off. 3.Ensure there are no obstructions, like your finger or the camera strap, that are preventing the flash from firing if an error message appears on the display screen and the flash is not firing when the flash mode is set to automatic. 4.Press the flash back into the camera after every photo to ensure the flash always fires in "Auto" mode instead of just in low illumination settings. Press the flash back into the camera to turn off the flash in "Manual" mode; otherwise the flash will continually fire. 5.Change the auto focus setting from "Infinity" to "Auto," "Macro Closeup" or "Self-Timer" by pressing the "Focus Mode" button once, twice or three times to automatically turn the flash back on. 6.Use only Nikon external flash accessories to avoid damage to the built-in flash and camera circuits.
Click on the top of the dial to the right of the screen (where it shows a flash of light logo). This should allow you to select one of the different flash settings - always on, always off, auto etc. Study the manual about what each of those mean for more details.