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My flash will not work and i have this flashing...

I have a sony cyber shot4 , flast stopped working suddenly . I have used it for 3years plus with good satisfaction and i have verified the menu , the flash menu is on , it indicates with green light that it is ready to flash but still it wont show up. Is there any setting that has chanegd , what needs to be done to repair this.

Do let me know
Thanks

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  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    Was working fine... then flash suddenly stopped working....

    Pretty tech savvy and tried everything I could to get it to work... but, seems to be dead component.....


  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    flash stopped working. green light goes on when taking a picture.then a red one.

  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    I have a sony cyber shot4 , flast stopped working suddenly . I have used it for 3years plus with good satisfaction and i have verified the menu , the flash menu is on , it indicates with green light that it is ready to flash but still it wont show up. Is there any setting that has chanegd , what needs to be done to repair this.

    Do let me know
    Thanks

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I have the same problem, the flash is dead for sure. Just use the moonlight portrait for indoor and the auto for outdoor. Sometimes pictures would come out good without flash.

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Common problem on this type of model.Possible might need new flash assy and or flash data changed after installing new flash assembly ..

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