Flash doesn't go off. I know it is already set to automatic, meaning the flash goes off when needed (or did until today). Bought new rechargeable batteries, recharged them all night, put them in the camera and it shows the batteries are good, so it isn't a battery problem. It takes photographs as usual, but no flash. Tried manual setting, still no flash. Tried shooting in the dark, no flash. Any suggestions? thanks in advance.
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If the flash is on AUTO it will only fire if it needs to, such as in dim lighting.
Try putting the flash to ON mode and see what it does.
More likely this is a power problem. It needs fully charged batteries to fire off the flash very well. If it "won't even take photo's" as you said that usually means there is not enough battery power to charge up the flash, so the whole camera is stuck until it gets done charging the flash.
This issue could be from using Alkaline batteries, they are not very strong and can't keep up with the power needs of a camera.
So if you haven't yet -- try some fully charged NiMH rechargeable AA batteries and it will probably run fine.
You may have to install new batteries, a few times. The Capacitor will **** the life out of the batteries as it builds up its charge. I have a Hasselblad D-Flash 40 this happened to. Bought as Mint. Not used in over 1 year. When I received it, I was absolutely pissed that I bought more ebay junk. But, I persisted. I think I went through 30 batteries, before the Capacitor rejuvenated itself. Try. Best of luck.
My camera with the dodgy flash is holidaying in Japan as they sent it to be fixed - not sure how old your camera is but I am trying to see if this is an issue that occurs with the camera model.... given that there are only two of us to date I am thinking that we may have just struck the jackpot :(
Hold it to your ear and listing for the singing noise the capacitor should make when charging up.
If you cant hear this then it is dead
Flash units are integral to the main board usually
A new camera is the only cure.
However try Nikon Technical support before giving up completely