Camera is in great shape besides the flash not working. I can't believe how expensive it is to repair ($180+). My question is if I order the replacement part is it relatively easy to fix yourself? Anyone have experience with this? I see an internal crack on the flash bulb itself, so I'm pretty confident this is the problem.
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Re: My flash is no longer working
The strobe element is often the problem in this camera, if the glass tube cracks or breaks the strobe will no longer function. This part is not difficult to change but please be aware that the capacitor that fires the flash often remains charged and will hurt you if you contact it. Please be careful if you attempt this repair. I have a 10K resistor that I attach to this capacitor to discharge it before working in these circuits.
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The salesman just wants to sell you another camera, but he may be correct in his assessment. Take it to a camera shop (not a department store camera department) or contact Canon customer service via their web site to arrange repairs. Be sure to get a firm price before you commit though, as the fix might approach the cost of a new camera.
I actually own one of those ...( and Im satisfied ) and indeed its a little slow when you set it for taking large pistures size ...a mean more than 4M ...but I keep it on 2 M size max ..and it store the pic in about 2 secconds..or less ...so if it seams to you that its something wrong with it ...stay calm cause this is the way it work ...it takes about 2 sec to store and recharge the flash ...I believe that recharging the flash takes more and storage its actually almost instant ...but I never try it without the flash ... anyway beside the fact that it has poor capacity when it cames to power (limitated by the 2 batheries only )..its great ...
No worries, I think I can help you with this one.
I believe that if you are using your Samsung Digimax in either "Auto" or "M" mode you will only have the options of "red eye flash" or "no flash". BUT HOWEVER, if you select the "Prog" mode on the dial on top of the camera, you will have 4 flash options - "red eye flash", "auto flash", "slow flash" or "no flash".
I hope that this helps!
Sounds like the chip has gone! I would take it to a repair shop and get a quote before fixing it. Could be that it would make more sense to replace the camera rather than replace the expensive CCD chip in it, especially if it's done a lot of work as the shutter, or aperture could fail in the near future! sorry!
According to my information, the camera may need a new flash PCB (printed circuit board). Check the repair service search on this site for someone in your area. The part number for the circuit board is: 1S014-020-1 and runs about 50$
Chech the slider switch infront of the camera right under the lens. If it is to the left side, then switch it back to the right.
If this is a fix of your problem, then remember, the slider switched to the left is for closer range picture taking, i.e. 3-5 feet away from subject. The slider switched to the right is for subject from 5 feet far up to infinitive.