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Flash won't work

Everytime I try to take a picture in low light, I get the symbol flashing which tells me to shut off my flash. So I shut it off and then I can take the picture and then the pic turns out terrible because the flash should have been on.

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  • momofjax Dec 22, 2007

    I am having the exact same problem. I have tried changing the batteries and cleaning the battery terminals with no change. The flash symbol flashes and I get horrible, blurry pictures with the flash off. Please help!!!

  • aolivier Jan 06, 2008

    I am having the same problem. About 3 months ago this problem started. In low light conditions, the flash symbol flashes and a picture cannot be taken. Sometimes by moving the camera around a little differently, the picture will sometimes take. It also takes a long time for the flash to recycle. I have taken out the batteries and replaced with many new fresh batteries, nothing seems to work.

  • vshabanski Mar 29, 2009

    I always have a problem taking pictures, even when I put in brand new batteries thinking that is the problem, but the flash will only work one time. then I have to turn the flash off to take pictures or set it on the manual setting to snap off pictures, I have lost alot of opportunities and have become quite disappointed with my camera. Is this fixable?




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Check that your camera's not on the A530 recall advisory list:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/canon-a530-a540-with-short-battery-life.html

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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