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Flash doesnt work

I dropped my camera and turned it on a few days later and everything works fine except the flash. I have never changed the battery and only a small corner was dented when i dropped it. Is there any way to fix this?

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There is a small battery (or large capacitor) inside your camera that stores a charge for when the flash fires. If you dropped your camera and hit the right spot, this battery may have been bumped out of position. A solution would be to open up your camera to see, but this is obviously risky and can void a warranty if you still have one. If you do choose to look inside, be sure to not tear any gentle wiring as this can ruin your camera for good (I know because it's happened to me).

Posted on Jul 27, 2007

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