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.
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If the Forced flash setting is already enabled and the flash is still not working, then the issue may be due to another camera setting. Even if the Forced flash setting is enabled, the flash will still not work in the following circumstances:
When shooting MPEG movies
When shooting in the Twilight or Handheld Twilight mode
If shooting with the Burst or Multi Burst mode
Shooting with Sweep Panorama
Shooting with the Fireworks or High Sensitivity mode.
Needs to go to repair shop, will be either the Fuse on the front PCB to the flash, or the flash circuit. You could try a rest first, just in case - ress Menu, go accross to the spanner, and down to Reset
Let me tell you the possiable causes of this issue you having with your camera and then you can decern the best course of action.
the flash has a capacitor inside the filles up with power from the battery then once charged dilvers a sustained voltage to the bulb to create the flash.
Now if this componet has failed or is intermittant then this would happend.
Keep in mind that a battery that is towards the end of its prime will do this to so do not just go for repair all of the sudden try a new battery. If the new battery does not work then you know you got the issue I am talking about thus you going ot need a camera shop to change out that peice.
thanks for your attention and prompt ratings and feedback today.
HI I AM SAGHA A CAMERA REPAIRER FROM MUMBAI,YOU SAID YOUR CAMERA WAS FALLEN ON THE FACE WITH LENS THEN STARTS OVR EXPOSING PICTURES THEN FIRST CHECK YOUR LENS'S APERTURE IS WORKING FINE OR NOT.ATTACH ANOTHER LENS TO YOUR CAMERA & THEN CHECK THE EXPOSURE THEN IT WILL BE CLEAR WHETHER YOUR CAMERA IS DEFECTIVE OR LENS IS DAMAGED INTERNALLY.REPLY ME ABOUT IT.THANK YOU & ALL THE BEST
How old is the battery? The symptoms you're describing sound like a worn down battery. If it's the original battery that came with the camera, it may be time to consider a new battery. One way to check the battery's health is to apply a voltmeter to it, and compare its voltage with that printed on its casing. Replacement generic NB-3L batteries are going for about $7 on Amazon or ebay.
E18 is a lens error. My guess would be sand got into your lens (into the gears, etc.). These guys should be able to take care of you. http://www.darntoothysam.com/servlet/the-1730/Canon-Powershot-SD550-Camera/Detail