Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

I just bought a canon powershot sx120 is today. I can't get the flash to work. I lift the flash and once in about 20 tried it goes off but other then that it won't even take photos if the flash is up.


Answers :

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.
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