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Sony cyber shot DSC-H3 flash

The flash will not pop up on the camera. Have tried all the various settings for flash but still no joy. Any ideas please? Carol

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  • fishing4life Jul 07, 2008

    our camera has the same problem. it will only flash when you lift up the little flash thing before you take a picture

  • edlackey1976 Jul 16, 2008

    I have the same exact problem with my DSC-H3. I can pull it up by hand but that is the only way it will work

  • leegez Jul 21, 2008

    hi, we too are having this problem regarding the flash not working. It will pull up by hand but will not come up automatically despite having the flash switched to on permanantly. occasionally it will work but most of the time not. Please help.

  • jc4680 Aug 23, 2008

    I have the same problem with my DSC-H3 camera, flash is not opening. Please let us know when you have solution. Thank you

  • CarolGinny Sep 26, 2008

    Amazingly, the flash has suddenly started coming up again. Previously we had been 'lifting' it up.


  • gone_scrappy Nov 06, 2008

    I have the same problem and they want $181.00 to send it in for a fix.

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    Same Here...Frustrating

  • pepinposada Nov 18, 2008

    I have the same problem, and I dont know whats going on, if somebody knows how to fix it. please post it.


  • 24duck Nov 20, 2008

    Same problem, flash will not come up automatically.

  • james__uk Nov 24, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. Flash won't popup.

    I'm not covering the flash.

    I'm using manual mode.

    I have reset the settings.

    It definitely has stopped working. I am really annoyed with this product..

  • rtk912 Jan 18, 2009

    My flash suddenly stopped opening. I chatted with a Sony technician. She had me initialize the camera to factory settings: - home-settings-main settings-initialize. This didn't work then she had me take out the battery, press the power button for 15 seconds, wait one minute and put the battery back in. The flash worked after doing this. However, it worked for like a week now it stopped working again!!

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. Flash won't popup.

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    Thanks so much! That worked!!

  • 1x2x3x Feb 23, 2009

    Same problem here.  Have tried all the solutions so far.  When there is a product issue like this Sony should fix it for free.

  • fishing4life May 11, 2010

    i tried it and it didn't work. it still won't pop up



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The same problem just appeared to us. We decided that it is a software bug and we reset the camera with the following combination:
Home ->Settings(the toolbox) -> Main Settings 1 -> Initialize.

This fixed the problem.

Have in mind that all your settings will be lost (but not the pictures).

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I had the same problem &, after checking that it wasn't on any of the settings which preclude use of the flash (ISO, or twilight etc) claimed on the insurance I bought with the camera. Was referred to Camtronics, who arranged for the camera to be collected by courier, repaired it (new solenoid switch required), cleaned it & returned by courier. Brilliant service!

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