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A540 power shot try to take pictures but lighting bolt icon appears and unable to take pictures new batteries .


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The lightning bolt icon is telling you to switch your flash on.
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A540 power shot try to take pictures but lighting bolt icon appears and unable to take pictures new batteries .


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