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Sony DSC-H3 Flash not poping up!!!

The automatic flash poping up will not work.
You have to manually stick your fingernail in it to release it.
Any ideas???

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  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    The flash popped up the first time i took a picture but never again

  • susan-hart Jul 18, 2008

    Hi, just got the H3 and the flash does NOT pop up automatically, under the modes like Auto even when forced on. My research indicates this is a common occurance with this model (maybe even a manufacturing defect). Don't know if it's worth having it repaired or not? Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    Same problem.. horrible camera. Flash will not open

  • harlowld Mar 23, 2009

    I have the same problem, had the camera for about a year and a half, flash stopped popping up, though worked if I used my fingernail to manually pop it up. The 'hook' type thing attached to the camera (not on flash pop up) needed to be pushed back with my finger and presto- flasho!! Thank god, 'cause my warrenty was only good for 1 year, and this problem happened after a year and 9 days (literally)

  • fishing4life May 11, 2010

    what is the lock pin??

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The lock pin on the dsc-h3 was tilted. I pushed it with my fingernail and now the flash pop up when I need it to. Thanks!

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Hello Frac1969,
I think, Flash mechanism has lil-damage. Please see the Lock-Pin because it can be tilted easily.

Posted on May 27, 2008

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