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I am having problems with the flash working on my camera. It does not seem to matter if it is in automatic or manual modes. When I take a picture in either mode, when a flash is needed, the flash icon just blinks on the display. The camera will not take any photo when this is happening. The only way I can get my camera to take a photo is manually set the flash to off. Why is this happening?
Please reset camera through Reset option in Menu. This will set camera on default settings and any glitch in settings will be removed.Thanks. ... Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital Camera
Hi there, my Nikon D40x flash suddenly stopped working (popping up but not flashing) after I was fooling around with the manual settings, now no matter what I do the "no flash" icon appears beside the battery life icon...any suggestions-I've gone through the menu and can't seem to get it. HELP!!!
Try turning camera on,\015\012Then press both Green buttons for a count of 10. This should restore factory reset.\015\012\015\012Some models also have a reset button under a connector flap, or go into your menu. Under Custom Setting ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera
My flash has stopped working for some reason - I tried to use it yesterday and all of a sudden the camera takes pictures without the flah. I went on the flash settings and made sure it was set on Auto and then tried to take the picture again but no flash still. I then set the flash to go off on every picture but still the flash did not go off I would like to know how to get the flash working again Thanks
Either your batteries are weak or your flash is dead. ... Olympus FE-210 Digital Camera
The problem is with the flash. When set on “auto” the flash will always go on during the day, when the conditions are great. I always have to set it to off. At night, no matter what settings I have, the camera on, the flash opens and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. No matter what I do, sometimes it just won’t flash.
Hi there ... Kodak EasyShare P850 Digital Camera
Can not get flash to work no matter what setting it is on
Your flash bulb is burned... try to replace soon ... Digital Cameras
Flash has stopped working on my Nikon D40. I've tried a factory reset, tried to get to the flash setting but that menu option is no longer available (highlighted) in any mode. I'm thinking it's broken and not a setting thing. Everything else works fine and it still takes pictures just without the flash. The flash pops up when needed but no flash obviously.
There's a common problem in the flash arm. I found this link that shows a simple repair. If you use this and make the repair yourself, understand that you will void your warranty if you have one. Also, do not touch the bulb as you'll get oil on it ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens
I have a Panasonic DMC-TZ1 that I can't get the flash to go off on. The only flash setting that works on my camera is no flash setting and the icon for the no flash symbol appears white. The rest of the settings such as automatic flash with red-eye, and automatic flash, ect... are red. Is this a settings issues or a repair issue? If it is a repair issue could you tell me what on the camera needs to be repaired. Weather it be the LED light is broken or a resistor or transistor on the circuit
... Digital Cameras
I can not get the auto flash to work The screen shows on the left: iso auto, a box, M1 on the right the flash symbol A, auto, steady hand symbol, 1375 I try to take a picture and the camera won't take unless I turn off the flash. I have tried to change many settings in the function area, but I can not figure out what I accidentally changed in the first place. please help me to get my camera to work in the auto mode again
I have this same exact problem. When you say "repair it," how? ... Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera
E:91:01 My camera flashes E:91:01 and the flash has recently stopped working. The flash icon flashes continuously with the E:91:01 but you cannot change the flash settings at all, the up button is inactive. I've turned it on and off, the battery is fine.. Where can I go to get it fixed? Thank you! I have the same problem the flash not work will
I started poking all the settings in my Sony DSC-100,and the E:91:01error was on and the flash symbol started to flash.I called Sony no help.I went to the menu then setup.I went to camera one notch ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35 Digital Camera
Flash Error Hi there, bought this camera about 6 months ago. I'm intermittently getting a problem with the pop-up flash. It pops up fine, but the screen gives me an error telling me it hasn't and won't take any shots. Have to keep switching it off and on and hoping it will work again. Sometimes it's a couple of days before it works again. It will take shots when I switch the camera to the 'no flash' setting, so it does seem to be just the flash. The error says that the flash release is jamming,
The error 5 can mean that there is something blocking the flash from popping up. If it is up but still get the message then you need to check to see if the little black pin/stick that lets the camera know that the flash is up, is not stuck. With the ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera
I can not get y Jobo Photo GPS Geo-Imaging 2 to work with my Canon 550D. It seems no to get triggered by the hot shoe connection. I tried to chande the external flash settings, but that is not possible because: "the menu cannot be displayed. Incompatible flash or flash's power is turned off." What to do?
... Canon EOS 550D Rebel T2i Digital Camera
When I try to change my flash setting, I get a "Flash settings cannot be changed" message on the screen. It doesn't matter what setting I've selected, it does it for all.
Some modes don't permit flash changes...try a different mode to see if the problem is still there. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 Digital Camera
Flash unit will not open or work in any mode except "easy". If you try to change flash setting with control button, you get message that "flash settings cannot be changed"
You may have accidentally hit the BRK button next to the shot button. this turns on bracketing and locks out flash changes. Hit this button again to turn off bracketing ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Digital Camera
DSCH9 continue to get the following message when trying to get flash to work - flash settings cannot be changed
Guys - I just recevied a new H9 today. Was using it and decided to turn\015\012the flash off. Later on I wanted to turn it back on and I got the\015\012famous "flash settings cannot be changed" error message. I found the\015\012problem. I had turned ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 Digital Camera
I have purchased a Canon EX580 II Speedlight for my Canon 60D. I cannot seem to get it to work when taking photographs. I have tested it on the pilot light and it works OK. As soon as I try it taking a photo it doesn't flash no matter how light or dark it is. Is there something wrong with the flash do you think?
In auto mode your camera makes just about all the decisions for you. Sure, you frame the subject and push the shutter release button, but you never have to think about things like exposure or whether you need to use a flash; the camera handles all of ... Digital Cameras
Flash problems Hi i cant get the flash working on the E 510. tried to change the settings, but nothings seems to work. Can there be a short in the wire system or can the bulb be burnt out?
Yes and yes. If you've popped it up and it won't fire, it looks like you're in for a repair, hopefully under warranty. ... Fuji FinePix E510 Digital Camera
I can't get my camera to flash or work in the "Auto" mode. I've cleared all of the images, reset the settings and use custom settings. I place the camera on "Auto" and turn it on. It goes into the delay mode for 59 seconds and then goes to sleep. It won't take a picture or flash.
... Moultrie GameSpy 4.0 Digital Camera Deluxe
When turning on the camera, the card reader light flashes sometimes for a full minute before you can take a picture, I am using a Olympus xD 2GB memory card which works fine after the card reader light quits flashing. Is there some setting that I need to set to get the camera to quit reading the whole card every time I turn the camera on. I formatted the card on the camera.
Are you saying that even with an empty card, it still takes that long? How are your batteries? Fresh or old? ... Olympus Camedia C-60 Zoom Digital Camera
E:91:01 My camera flashes E:91:01 and the flash has recently stopped working. The flash icon flashes continuously with the E:91:01 but you cannot change the flash settings at all, the up button is inactive. I've turned it on and off, the battery is fine.. Where can I go to get it fixed? Thank you!
Easily just reset the camera with a pencil. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T10 Digital Camera
Hi I have a Canon PowerShot A460 and normally do notn have any problems at all. For the last few hours I cannot take any photos outside - all I get is a white screen. I can however take photos inside with the Flash. I realise that I have possibly changed some settings by mistake and have tried to set the camera to works settings but nothing has changed - I still cannot take photos. Can someone help me please??
Go into the menu and find "reset"...this will restore the original factory default settings and may solve your problem. ... Canon PowerShot A460 Digital Camera
Can't get my flash to work; have tried all flash settings on screen; also have a red clock icon flashing on right side of screen; is this part of the problem?
Try this...go into the menu and find "reset"...follow the on-screen instructions ... Nikon Coolpix 5600 Digital Camera
The canon powershot A200is won't flash. have to turn off the lightening bolt flash to take picture. Can not get any of the flashes to work even after reset to manual setting.
... Canon Powershot A2000 IS Digital Camera
I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-W55 and when I go to take a picture with the flash on, it doesn't work and I get this error that says E:91:01. It also makes this quiet ticking noise when it's on. I reset the settings so many times and it still won't work. PLEASE GIVE ME A IMMEDIATE SOLUTION
The immediate solution is that your flash unit within or the triggger or control circuit to the flsh is fault.\012now since thisis within and just opening wont solve issues, it is advice able that you have the camera checked for errors, to esti ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera
Images I seem to get yellowish images and images that are really dark even when I put the flash on. The flash seems weak, almost defected. But then in the next series of shots it will work and the picture will come out just fine. All of this in the same setting with the same subject and everything else a constant too. Help please, it seems like I must be doing something wrong either that or my camera is broken. P.S. it is brand new Amber
No that isn't it but I am not offended. The flash in fact looks like it goes off but at 10% of the full strength. I had other people try to take a picture to see if the same thing happened to them and it did and I saw them, they did not have their ha ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
Broken Camera Well, I dropped my camera, and tada, it is messed up. It turns on, it takes pictures, but the only button that works is the on/off button and the button to take the pictures. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5634183 is the camera, I've had it for 2 years, so the warranty is up. The setting I had it to before had no flash, so now I can't take pictures with flash. If I could get any help, that would be great!
One of the cables connecting to the other buttons probably came out of its socket. It needs to be opened up and checked 1st. Sometimes maybe there is a crack which needs to mended to restore the reset of the button. ... Kodak EasyShare One Digital Camera