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Canon A 630 no flashing

Hi,
I have a Canon Powershot A 630. Worked fine till now. I can not take pictures,because my flash is blinking in the screen. When i turn off the flash than i can take pictures. The batteries are ok.

Help,

Krisz

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  • krisz Jun 16, 2008

    What do you mean with electrical outlet?

    My flash is not working so in dark places i can not take pictures. It looks like the flash of the camera is broken.:(

  • krisz Jun 16, 2008

    i have rechargeble varta 2700mah. it was working for long time with theese batteries

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    I take it the batteries are not rechargeable.



    I'm going to go look at the book at that and see if a setting is turned on.



  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    If you plug it into an electrical outlet, does it work the correct way?

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Right now Canon's support section for their website is down.

What I'm looking for is to see if the flash was turned off by the control panel accidently. Most digital have a setting to turn it off.

Typically if the camera needs a flash and can't give you one you will get a warning message on the screen. If thats whats happening, then the sensor is working.

Sometimes weak batteries will cause the flash not to work because there may be enought current to run the screen and the shutter but not enough to run the flash at the same time. If you say the batteries are fine then that probably isn't the case.

If you have the book handy you might want to check the control panel settings and find the flash controls.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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