Having problems with your Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera ?

My canon rebei xs will not work at night,when it is too dark it will not take pictures, like the flash will not work or fire. WHY

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Use the manual mode or aperture priority. or use automode. if still not working reset the camera to default
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