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My 6 month old SD870 camera's flash is not working. Help!

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Have you tried it in auto shooting mode and made sure the flash was on auto? Try going into a room with low light (like a bathroom) and take a shot with the flash on auto and if it still doesn't go off, call Canon and set up for service under your one year manufacturer's warranty.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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