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Flash icon on canon a540

Did you ever figure out what the problem is? mine icon will flash, so i switch it to the mode where it is always supposed to flash, and it still will not take. very frustrating. i can not find anything out about this. thanks, nancy

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  • hanajoso Jun 05, 2008

    i mean my flash icon on my display screen will "flash" and not allow me to take the picture...then i end up switching to no flash mode, and take the picture, but it ends up blurry. almost ready to buy a new camera!

  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    We are having the same problem of the flash not working on our Canon A540. It did work for a short while in the program mode, but now I can only take pictures without the flash as it does not work at all anymore. We bought this camera brand new three years ago.

  • hanajoso Jan 02, 2009

    i have tried resetting to factory setting several times. and it may or may not help. sometimes, i think that it is related to the batteries. like, maybe it is only working when my batteries are brand new. just a theory, but i don't see how it would really matter.

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I tried resetting the camera to the default settings and the camera did take pictures using flash. You can try this. Though resetting the camera solution works but the issue keep happening again and again. I am looking for a permanenet fix.

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