The light to the left of the eyehole on my camera continuously blinks orange. Also, the flash will not go off. Per the manual, that light blinks orange when the "flash is not fully charged".
I have made sure the battery is fully charged and even tried a different battery to make sure mine wasn't faulty. The battery is OK.
If the problem is that the flash needs charged....how do I do that?
Thank you so much!
The flash does not charge separate from the rest of the camera. Try cleaning the flash sensor on the front of the camera or the flash led may be bad.
Secondly, this light functions as a flash sensor which is trying to tell you that you need to use a flash although you may have the flash manually turned off. looks like a bolt of lightning with a circle/slash through it.
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The high voltage for the flash is on the power board. The capacitor charges for the flash. This isn't really fixable and could be dangerous to try fixing it as the voltage is in the 20,000 volt range. Suggest selling it on Ebay for parts. Most for parts sell for $25
I had the same problem. I needed to take the clear plastic insert off but then I had to put a rubber band around the dock and camera (more on the left of the camera and dock) to hold it evenly on there since the camera was leaning on the right and wasn't charging for me. Now it charges as soon as I put it on there with the rubber band with no blinking red light anymore! Hope this helps!
Run the battery all the way down until completely dead and then try recharging. Nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries don't develop a "memory" quite like the old nickel cadmium (Ni Cad) batteries, but this seems to work when my cell phone won't hold a charge for more than a day.