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Canon Powershot SD550 flash not working

My camera was in a padded case and suffered an impact from about 4 ft high onto ground. All is fine with the camera except it will not function when set to use the flash. I have reset all functions and removed the battery and recharged it, but nothing seems to work. The "red eye reduction lamp" is functioning" but not the flash.
Do you think it is simply broken and cannot be fixed or is there something else I can do to restore flash function.
Thanks.

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  • lmonnig Jun 23, 2008

    There is no pop up mechism to pry up.

    You just press the buttom to take picture and red eye lights up but no flash AND it does not even take the photo...so it basically seems like since the flash won't flash camera senses this and won't "take" photo.

  • jaclyn417 Apr 16, 2009

    i have the same exact camera and one day there is nothing wrong with it, the next i'm taking a picture of my best friend and i and it takes with this weird blueish tint, and the next day it won't take a picture with the flash at all. same deal with the orange light- it'll show but then no actual flash. afraid i'm going to have to buy a new camera... is that the case? :(

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Most likely it could be stuck

you can try prying up the flash a bit not to much.

otherwise its broken, the gears that runs it, could have a broken tooth.

so it wont pop up or go up.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

  • Arcadian Duran
    Arcadian Duran Jun 23, 2008

    oooh okay the the element inside the flash is broken the glass part prolly lost the vacuum inside.







    its would prolly cost to much to repair, than what the camera is worth.



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