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Canon PowerShot, SD900, Using AutoFlash, pictures takes 8 seconds

\015 Canon PowerShot, SD900, When the Auto-Flash is on, we have to hold down the button for a minimum of 8 seconds to take a picture, yet when auto-flash is off, the picture takes immediately. Any ideas?\015

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It takes quite abit of power to charge the flash module. The older your batteries are, or the more drained they are = more time it's going take to charge the flash module.
\015\012It requires fresh batteries. If your batteries are not fresh, the camera will still work up to a point (that's why you can still take pictures), but it will take longer to charge the flash module.
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\015\012You will be able to check this, if you have the A/C adapter. You will find that by using the adapter from a wall outlet, you'll have no problem with the flash time.
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\015\012This will fix your problem, and you'll get better performance from your camera. Thanks for coming to FixYa, and don't forget to rate my solution.
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\015\012Rob
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