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Flash not working - Nikon Coolpix L11 Digital Camera

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  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    flash stop working

  • hannah beane Aug 04, 2008

    The flast just stopped working on our Nikon Coolpix L11 digital camera - have checked the batteries and troubleshooting info in the manual but it doesn't help

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    flash no working

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    One day i turned on my camera and the flash didnt work. The manual didn't help either.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    The flast stopped working. sadly it is 13-month old.

  • chipbarbot Feb 09, 2009

    Flash either does not work, is out of sync with the shutter, or over exposes the picture...help!

  • lboerwin Feb 14, 2009

    yeah, one day i turned my camera on and when i tried to turn the flash back on, the up button wouldn't do it like it's supposed to... but when i go to the menu the up button works just fine...? help!

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    the flash has not worked from new, how do i get it to work so it can be used indoors?

  • usmanarifpak Mar 22, 2009

    I think its common problem with this model, as my cam's flash has also stopped working after 13 months (one month after expiration of warantee/ guarantee). I have tried all the solutions possible short of opening up the camera. But now i think I have to send it to a repair workshop. By the way local Nokia workshop people didnt know how to fix it.

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    Had the camera about a year and now the flash does not fire in any mode.

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Well nothing I did and tried worked. So I had to deposit the camera with the local Nokia workshop who sent to another city i.e Lahore. The told me that the flash module had become faulty and has to be replaced. It took one week and 2500/- pak ruppees to fix the problem. This amount may seem very less when converted to US dollars but the worth of this camera here is now about 8500/- ruppees or even less. So you se it cost me about 1/3 the cost of camera. But there is no other way than to get it repaired. But if you give it to some normal repair shop other than the nokia it may cost less.

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  • usmanarifpak Jul 05, 2009

    Sorry for the wron Name so I am posting again. Well nothing I did and tried worked. So I had to deposit the camera with the local Nikon workshop who sent to another city i.e Lahore. The told me that the flash module had become faulty and has to be replaced. It took one week and 2500/- pak ruppees to fix the problem. This amount may seem very less when converted to US dollars but the worth of this camera here is now about 8500/- ruppees or even less. So you se it cost me about 1/3 the cost of camera. But there is no other way than to get it repaired. But if you give it to some normal repair shop other than the nokia it may cost less.

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I just got this camera from my sister and its very very new still in the box when i tried it out there was no flash...so what can i do to get it working right..

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Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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