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Flash indicator keeps blinking

Hi, i had dropped my olympus stylus 500 and since then i noticed, that the flash indicator keeps blinking and does not let me take a pic. with the auto mode. But if i change the mode to no flash, it takes a picture. What can i do to sort this out thank you for any help. Chatty

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem with my camera, which is also the Olympus 500. I did not drop it though. Can only take pictures if set for no flash.

  • rbrombac Dec 25, 2008

    Sometimes, when the Canon A630 is in auto flash mode, I can't take a picture. The Flash Icon blinks and there is no green focus box. Sometimes when I replace the battery it starts working. After a few pictures ~20, the flash stops working.

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I have the same problem. i dont think the flash is working.. i think the bulb needs replacing. i wish i knew a place to get it fixed or a place to buy a bulb...

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