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Camera shuts down when the flash is opened

How do all:) bit of a problem here i have a fujifilm finepix s1 pro I was taking photos and needed to use the flash after pressing the flash release the entire camera shut down and wouldnt come back on until the lithium battery cover was opened and closed, i have tried leaving the flash open still no joy so i closed it again then opened and closed the battery cover once again then the camera came back on, i tried holding down the flash and pressing the flash release the cam stayed on until i slowly let it get half way open could it be that my lithium batteries are not up to powering lense, shutter and flash, its not any knocks or been dropped as far as i know and no water punishment

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2006

    thats the flash

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2006

    thanks for your info m8 but i just replaced the batts and its working fine now.

    all it took was a bit of muscle and my old batts wernt upto to power usage of the flash charge

  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    exactly same

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I bought a S1 on ebay it came with the lithium pack and the watch battery, I put in 4 NmH batteries, and as soon as I tried to take a flash photo had the same problems. Just bought new batteries to replace the 3v lithiums in the camera. No more problem.

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The flash circuit of the camera is short. the moment you switch on the flash it drops the supply voltages of the battery. you have to show it to a repairer.

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