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It won't take a photo with flash - Canon PowerShot A710 IS Digital Camera

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  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    My Canon Pwershot A560 has always worked GREAT! Now, all of the sudden, I cannot take a picture unless I shut the flash off. Now, my pics are blurry and have lighting troubles. Why is my flash not working? How do I fix this problem?

  • lynnierich Aug 11, 2008

    My Cannon PowerShot A560 has always worked GREAT! Now, all of the sudden I cannot take a picture unless I turn the flash off. Now, pics are blurry and have lighting troubles. Why won't my flash work? How do I fix it?

  • Helpelle Sep 28, 2008

    I try to take a picture with the flash on, and it won't. I press the button and the light on the front turns orange and the flash symbol just blinks on and off. Then I try and take a far away picture and it works, without the flash. What do I do??

  • Anonymous Oct 12, 2008

    whenever I turn flash on (or it should be used in automatic mode), the focus spot just stays white, the flash symbol flashes and it does not let me take a photo. It used to work a couple of days ago. I hope it's just some settings. Please help!

  • viviana_reyn Oct 19, 2008

    i have the same problem!!

  • Anonymous Oct 31, 2008

    My camera wont take a picture unless the flash is off - this use to only happen when the batteries were low, but I just changed them and it still wont work. Can anyone help me???

  • Maggie Adams Dec 02, 2008

    Same here. The camera is just 2 years old. I just put fresh batteries in. Sometimes if I can get it to take one shot with a flash, it seems to remember how to use the flash, but that only lasts a few pictures.

  • ollieware Jan 26, 2009

    I have just charged up a brand new set of Energizer rechargable batteries with longer life than before (supposedly?) - They have been charging for a few days, so I put the batteries in and tried to take a portrait photo (or any setting actually) and the flash light (little arrow which looks like a bolt of lightening) flashes on & off, and it wont let me take a picture. HELP PLEASE!

  • Maggie Adams Jan 30, 2009

    Same here! But when I turned off red eye reduction, it has helped. I haven't had a problem for the past few weeks. Of course now I have more red eye, but I don't know that the red eye reduction really worked anyway.

  • aprilflower Mar 20, 2009

    I have the same problem.  If I change the batteries it seems to help.  Anyone use rechargables?  I'm thinking of switching to fix this problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    I have the same problem. How can I solve the problem?



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Ah! I just figured it out. I read that the image stabilization doesn't work as well with a flash, so I turned it off. While in camera mode (not play mode), hit Menu, then scroll down to IS Mode. There are a few options. I chose "Off." And I was immediately able to take a photo. I'll play around with the other options (Continuous, Shoot Only, Panning). Now my only problem is that I JUST changed the batteries about 10 minutes ago and it's already telling me to change them again. Ug.

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  • Maggie Adams Dec 03, 2008

    Now my Solution doesn't work anymore. Back to square one.

  • Maggie Adams Jan 30, 2009

    I tried turning off image stabilization, and that seemed to help, but then it didn't. My best bet has been to turn off the red eye reduction. Ever since I turned that off, I've not  had a problem with the flash. Good luck everyone.



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Is the flash turned on and on automatic?

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