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Did you get your flash fixed on your SD500?

I have the same problem you had with my SD500 - I dropped it and it will take a picture w/o flash, but the lightning bolt just blinks and won't take a picture when the flash is on. Wondering if you were able to get it repaired and how much it cost?

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  • msudilligaf Jun 22, 2008

    My flash stopped working also with no apparent reason (didn't drop it, etc.). The flash indicator only blinks

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    I have the same problem and i was hoping that i could fix it, or some local place could. My flash (lightning bolt) just blinks, but if i turn the flash off i can take a picture. I talked to Canon and they charge like 159.00 just to fix it. Please help........

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Your flash may either be burned out/damaged, or the flash safety circuit thinks that the camera is open. If the flash is burned out, then professional repair is required, as a flash change-out is not trivial (Call 1-800-OK-CANON).

However, it's more likely to be only a break in the safety circuit. Many Canon cameras use some of the screws in the camera case to serve as a means of detecting if the case is open (and thus disables the flash to prevent shock). Examine all the screws around the perimeter of your case. Are they all there and tight? If not, tighten loose screws and try moving and replacing any missing screws with one of the others that are still there.

Posted on May 28, 2008

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This issue is due to some electrical circuit failure in your camera which is responsible for the flash to work.

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