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No flash at night day time pics are good have tried changing batteries more than once

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Here is a review from trailcameras.net:
I have been having problems with the flash going out in 18 months. I have 4 cameras with the solar panel hook up, this camera will not switch from battery to solar or visa versa. Otherwise a good camera for the money. I average around 300 night shots in 2 weeks. It would be nice if they could just sell you the flash to get it going. Customer Service says it's to expensive you have to buy a new one. I took 2 of the broken ones and got one working again. Had a bad capacitor on 1 bad flash on the other. Have 2 I-40 no problems.

I'm thinking you have a bad capacitor, or possibly a bad high voltage transformer (small component). If it's under warranty, get it exchanged. Contact Moultrie to find about about repair costs.
I couldn't find a support site for them, so consult your literature that came with it.
Good luck, hope this helps, and thanks for using FixYa.

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