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Flash!!! My Flash is turned off and in order to turn it won't turn back on..and i tried to go to the "scene" selection but you cant press it, it isnt high lighted.. how can i fix my camera so the flash works, i need flash

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You had switched the slider button to the portrait mode which had the flash suppressed. This slider button is located right under the lens. Now with the camera front facing yourself, find that button and slide it to your right hand side which has a indicator like one small and one big hill. This is called the landscape mode. The other side is the so called portrait mode, and the indicator looks like the head of a person. This mode is for closer range picture taking. i.e. 3-5 feet far from lens. It is because this camera has no close-up focus. The minimum distant of subject being taken has to be 3 feet away from lens before you can get a sharp and nice picture. Now, remember not to use this switch mode for closer range if you need flash for picture taking. There is a scene mode in the menu to select with portrait that allow use of flash. Also a Landscape mode with flash suppression, which is good for taking picture through a glass window. Paul

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Well you probably cannot- the tube or the capacitor have malfunctioned. Try the Vivitar Tech Support team in their website - but I guess it is new camera time unless it has warranty left.

Posted on May 25, 2007

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Please note that:

1. You can not use the Flash when the Camera is set to Burst or Multi Burst mode.

2. You can not use the Flash when the ISO or Twilight mode is selected in the Scene Selection.

3. You can not use the Flash when mode dial is set to Movie.

Also try these steps and check:

4. Ensure that the battery is fully charged and the flash is turned ON.

Please set the Landscape mode or Snow mode or Beach mode in the Scene Selection and check if the flash is working.

5. Try initializing the Camera and check if it works normally.

NOTE: Initializing the Camera will reset the settings of the Camera to the factory settings including date and time. It will not delete any data saved in the Camera.

6. Please press the Menu button on the Camera. Then, select the SETUP menu and select the SETUP 1 option of the Camera. Then, select the Initialize option to OK.

7. Try to power reset the Camera and check if it helps to resolve the issue. I suggest that you reset the Camera by removing the battery from the Camera and inserting it after 1 minute.

8. If the issue still persists then the Camera requires service.


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Please note that:

1. You can not use the Flash when the Camera is set to Burst or Multi Burst mode.

2. You can not use the Flash when the ISO or Twilight mode is selected in the Scene Selection.

3. You can not use the Flash when mode dial is set to Movie.

4. Ensure that the battery is fully charged and the flash is turned ON.

Please set the Landscape mode or Snow mode or Beach mode in the Scene Selection and check if the flash is working.

5. Try initializing the Camera and check if it works normally.

NOTE: Initializing the Camera will reset the settings of the Camera to the factory settings including date and time. It will not delete any data saved in the Camera.

6. Please press the Menu button on the Camera. Then, select the SETUP menu and select the SETUP 1 option of the Camera. Then, select the Initialize option to OK.

7. Try to power reset the Camera and check if it helps to resolve the issue. I suggest that you reset the Camera by removing the battery from the Camera and inserting it after 1 minute.

8. If the issue still persists then the Camera requires service.


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