Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

I have a Canon Powershot SD550 Digital Elph IXUS 750 and last sunday I shot some photos outdoor at the equestrin center, but when I went indoors I found I didn't have a flash operating either on automatic or on manual, and I thought they had a mechanism to prevent flashes so the horses wouldn't be spooked. Later I shot some photos on automatic and they came out but when we went inside the fash was inoperative. I haven't dropped or manipipulated the camera in any fashion. i sent the camera to the


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Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't take a picture when the shutter button is pressed, or with an inoperative flash. They won't work for every case, but they're worth a try:
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I have a Canon Powershot SD550 Digital Elph IXUS 750 and last sunday I shot some photos outdoor at the equestrin center, but when I went indoors I found I didn't have a flash operating either on automatic or on manual, and I thought they had a mechanism to prevent flashes so the horses wouldn't be spooked. Later I shot some photos on automatic and they came out but when we went inside the fash was inoperative. I haven't dropped or manipipulated the camera in any fashion. i sent the camera to the


Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't take a picture when the shutter button is pressed, or with an inoperative flash. They won't work for every case, but they're worth a try:\015\012 ... Canon Digital Cameras

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Problems like these can be addressed by Canonusa.com which can be contacted at 1-800-OK-CANON.\015\012 ... Digital Cameras
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