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Flash icon blinks red, but won't work.

My daughters camera's flash has stopped working. When she tries to use it, the icon blinks red and no flash. It also freezes if you try too many times. I had seen another answer to this question, but my daughter wasn't sure what answer meant by memory full. Pictures have all been loaded on computer and erased from camera. What would be the steps to take? Is flash "burned out?"

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  • teebreezy Aug 27, 2008

    same here. :[

  • Anonymous Sep 14, 2008

    mine just flashes that its trying but wont flash.

  • misohungryy Oct 10, 2008

    same thing. the red eye flashes, but never takes the picture. i can only take pics without the flash on.

  • bebelatino Oct 29, 2008

    My camera only works without flash . When I try to tkae one with flash yhe red eye blinks red but nothing happens. Also after the eye flashes red all the other buttons don't work

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    same as aboveĀ 

  • dirtyoil66 Dec 01, 2008

    Flash icon blinks red, and none of the other buttons work, it will take a picture if you manually turn off the flash but the picture is ofcourse to dark.

  • piinkbandiit Dec 10, 2008

    i have the EXACT same problem . stupid flash on my dang camera won't work :(

  • tharris09 Jan 18, 2009

    Flash icon blinks red, but won't work

  • Cookie Zasha Jan 21, 2009

    My camera flash stopped working. I tried to use it, the icon blinks red and no flash. It also freezes if you try too many times. It takes pics without the flash on tho, but i need the flash to work. What to do?

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    i have the same problem can anyone help me it just started happening tonight and im going to a concert in the morning and really need to solve this:( please help..its a samsung S73

  • Manda0587 May 11, 2009

    I was in the middle of taking pictures and I started to hear clicking. I went to take another picture and it just keeps blinking like its ready to take a picture. It'll take forever before it actually takes the picture but the flash wont go off so the pictures are really dark. Is there anything I can do to fix the flash?

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I had the same problem, called Samsung and they sent me a shipping label via email. I sent to their repair 12/15/08 and got the fixed camera today, 12/18/08. Very quick service - they replaced the lens. Camera now flashes.

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  • Frenceheart Valencia Aug 02, 2011

    how much did they cost you for the service?

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Most likely flash is worthless like mine.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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