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Flash Problem The flash does not fire. Sometimes even when I press the flash button what can I do?

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Re: Flash Problem

Using the flash When shooting with the built-in flash, open the flash manually. The flash does not pop-up automatically. The flash will not fire if it is closed. The flash will work when it is opened up. When the flash is open, the (flash on) icon or (automatic) icon will appear on the LCD monitor (or in the viewfinder). Flash on: The flash fires in every shot. Automatic: The flash fires automatically. Press the (flash) button to switch between the and flash modes while the flash is open. In some shooting modes, the flash mode does not switch even if the flash button is pressed. Please refer to Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode in the Camera User Guide provided with your camera for more information. When you are not using the flash, close it manually. When the flash is closed, the flash will not fire and the icon appears on the LCD monitor (or in the viewfinder).

Posted on Aug 31, 2005

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SOURCE: my canon xsi on camera flash won't pop upeven after i press flash

I would suggest taking it to a technician to have it repaired. It does not seem like something you should try to fix yourself.

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SOURCE: camera does not fire external flash

Also be certain that the flash is screwed onto the shoe as tightly as possible.

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SOURCE: flash not firing properly

Could be the metering mode you are in. Could be the subject is too far away. Could be ISO is set wrong. Could be the lens aperture can't open up enough. Could be the exposure compensation isn't set correctly. Could be FE Lock is still on and the composition has changed. Does the <flash> icon continue to blink? Then you are too far away.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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You can find your manual here....www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/manual/zoom/man_c725uz_e.pdf

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Hope my info solves your problem,
Thanx for using fixya,
Good Luck.

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