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*istD pop-up flash problem

Recently, once i pop-up the built-in flash, the tiny *istD will say battery low and not allow me to fire ... ... (of course even with fully charged battery) any idea on what's the problem ???

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Not sure if you try fresh Alkaline battery. Try it if you havn't already. Fully charged batteries, how do you know it fully charged? The "charger said so"? Your batteries or charger might give you a fault peak reading. Try fresh battery or AC adepter and go from there.

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