Question about Nikon D60 Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens

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Built-in flash not working

My d60 is only 4 months old. everything else seems to work fine except for the built-in flash. sometimes it fires, sometimes it doesn't. when the camera indicates the need for the flash, it deploys but it doesn't fire, hence, the camera refuses to take the picture. i already took it back to the store where i bought it to have it checked. they said there was no problem. 8 out of 10 times i tried to use the flash, it didn't work. i've tried everything i could think of. i've tinkered with the settings, i even tested it with a newly-charged battery just to see if it just needed a fully-charged battery. it still didn't work. i'd appreciate your help very much. thanks!

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  • kikang_ynigu Apr 01, 2009

    the only time i can use the camera is if i do disable the flash. if i set the flash on auto or enable it, the camera won't shoot. and, as i've mentioned, the flash will deploy but won't fire. i've also tried all the flash settings such as auto, slow fire, the one with the red-eye reduction...none of them worked.

  • kikang_ynigu Apr 01, 2009

    the only time i can use the camera is if i do disable the flash. if i set the flash on auto or enable it, the camera won't shoot. and, as i've mentioned, the flash will deploy but won't fire. i've also tried all the flash settings such as auto, slow fire, the one with the red-eye reduction...none of them worked.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Well, looks like a real fault with the camera, which obviously the service centre doesn't want to accept. I haven't seen such a fault before. Perhaps you need to go to the service centre again.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Could you have disabled the flash in the settings by any chance whilst tinkering with the settings? If so, I guess there would be some kind of indication on the display that shows a crossed out flash symbol. By the way, I am just guessing and I haven't really used a camera of this model. Just trying to help.

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Please shoot in P mode. In P mode it will use the flash if you pop it up and not use it if it is down.

The flash uses LOTS of battery power. If you battery is weak the flash may take a long time to recycle (charge).

The Flash must be popped up and READY before you can use it. The flash is charged or READY when the RED light is on.

I hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Flash Not firing

Hi , try to flash in dark area and set camera flash on set in all option.if does not fire the flash the flash bulb are busted either the the igniter switch inside was broken.

Posted on May 07, 2008

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SOURCE: nikon d40 built in flash not firing but it popped up

there is a sensor in there that tells the camera the flash is up you need to take it to a repair shop its not a at home thing

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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SOURCE: My built in flash won't fire in dark sceneries, it

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Thank you for using FixYa for your problem

Always check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty.
It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair estimate. Very few digital cameras have any user-serviceable parts.

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Posted on Nov 30, 2009

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SOURCE: I bought a new Nikon D3100 last December 26, 2010.

I agree that 6 days is a very short life span for the flash. Your camera is defective and you should take advantage of the warranty since it's probably too late to return it.

Posted on Jan 07, 2011

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