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Built in flash problem

I have canon 400d camera and currently i am having problem with my built-in flash. when i try to shoot the picture the flash is pop-up but it did not give any light.can u help me please.

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Most likely you have set the camera to the auto mode and you are shooting in a place with plenty of light.
your camera has a sensor which activates the flash when needed.
you can set the camera to the manual mode so that you can chose the flash to work even in the day.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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