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Won't take picture

My camera turns on fine, but when I get ready to take a picture, I press the button and a red light shines and a little lightning bolt flashes in the top right of the LCD screen. The battery is fully charges and the playback mode is fine.

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If the lightning bolt continues flashing and never stops there is a failure in the flash sub-system. Try selecting the no-flash setting, if the camera fires normally at this point then your problem is definitely in the flash system. It is hard to say what the failure is beyond that. The problem is the camera will not take the picture until the flash is charged and ready to fire - the flashing lightning bolt indicates that it is charging the flash. The fact that it just keeps flashing indicates that the flash is never becoming ready. This repair could cost $68 to $125 plus parts to fix, although an evaluation would be necessary to identify the problem.

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