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Camera won't take a picture

I own a Minolta QT si 35 mm camera and I went to use it and the flash,keeps making a zapping noise like it wants to take a picture.But it won't work.I changed the batteries and no change. I have the same problem.  When the flash is turned off it will take a picture, but when the flash is on it won't.  I have a canon powershot SD750

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  • marisa131 Jul 31, 2008

    how do I check the flash bulb?

  • marisa131 Jul 31, 2008

    I don't know how to check to see if the flash bulb works? any ideas?

  • marisa131 Jul 31, 2008

    My camera won't take a picture with the flash on. However, it will take a picture with the flash off. Someone told me to check the flash bulb. How do I do this? Do I need to send my camera in?

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Here the test instrument click below;

The basic test equipment one needs to check these functions are:
Test (jumper) leads
Battery holder w/battery
Multimeter
Adjustable light source
Shutter speed tester
Combination shutter speed/curtain speed tester
Aperture tester
Flash sync tester
EV tester
Collimator (focus tester)
Most of these test devices are described in Tomosy’s first two books or in Romney’s "Revised Basic Training". What I’ve described here is my two-cents on the subject. Having any, or all, these books on your reference shelf is a good idea. Also factory service manuals can be very informative. But don’t expect step-by-step instructions from a factory manual. Or any manual for that matter. Usually you can consider yourself lucky if even the factory manual has good exploded views and a list of specs.


hope this may help;


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This is due the flash is failure on your camera as its consuming more power and does allow the camera get power you need to give for repair or you like to do DIY:
http://www.advancecamera.com/repair/

http://www.precisioncamera.com/

Good luck...

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Make sure the flash bulb works,
if the flash bulb works and the problem exists then it is a camera firmware problem.
you will need to flash your memory.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Aug 05, 2008

    remove the flash
    use a multimeter to check if any resistance exists between the terminals.

    this will help you check if the bulb is bad or good


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Chk the flash bulb seem it is blown off.

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    Legin Varghese Jul 31, 2008

    It shows that there is not enough power to recharge the flash unit.
    The first course of action is to replace the lithium Ion battery with a fresh one.
    This is because they do "wear out" in as much as they cannot store maximum charge.

    If even this fails, it may be a broken connection within the camera, and this is usually uneconomic to repair.

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