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Sony DSC-F828 Faulty Flash

Flash will not work under any settings. The pop-up works and the indicator light works but it does not flash.Everything else on the camera seems to be fine. Any ideas?
Regards.

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  • colin924 Aug 24, 2008

    Thanks Charlie, I did wonder about the hot shoe and whether to buy an external flash unit. I don't think I will now. I like the camera very much and I am tempted to buy a good second hand one on eBay.

    regards Colin.

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    I have the same problem, not sure what to do to fix it, must have to send it back to sony?

  • dakid_02 Nov 24, 2008

    Faulty Flash problem

  • papabear3 Jan 03, 2009

    I have the same problem. Flash pops up but does not fire in any mode. Any ideas beyond sending it back to Sony for repairs?

  • jeff_stifter Feb 01, 2009

    Flash pops up but doesn't work and the External doesn't work either but everything else works.

  • vaqar Mar 04, 2009

    i also have the same problem the flash just died without any reason and the hotshoe also dosnt work any more i think the flash i.c is somehow not working. any solutions???????? :(

  • watrousr Apr 21, 2009

    Hi, I have the same problem. I bought a used camera on ebay and didn't notice the problem right away as I don't often use the falsh. To solve the problem I bought another DSC F828 on ebay. This one came with a scratched lens. Now I'm trying to figure out how to merge the two and get one good camera. Any ideas would be appreciated! Sony Service wants a minimum of $280 for one camera before they say anything so I'm not inclined to follow that route. Life is good, Bob

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Try resetting the camera. It is next to the battery release. I had a similar issue and posted help. No remedey. So, after praying about this issue, I was lead to power it down and eliminate all the power by taking out the battery push the power button and many others. I found the reset button pushed it and it is all working now. The praying for a solution was key. Praise Jesus. DRD

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I had the same problem. My flash of DSC-F828 was not working. Just reset the camera and that will do the job. FOr resetting open the batery panel and there is a small reset hole. reset with a pen or pointed object.

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Cost me 350 bucks to have same problem repaired at Sony. At the same time the hot shoe would not flash an external flash.

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