Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera ?

Canon Powershot A550 flash will not work it just blinks on & off?

\015 In the picture window of my canon powershot a550, the flash will not work. it no longer flashes and the camera still takes pictures as long as I dont use the flash option. If I do use the flash option, the little flash icon will blink on and off over and over and over again. I tried to reset my camera and I even tried new batteries and the flash will still not work. Any ideas?\015

Answers :

There are several things that could cause this. 

1- Check the battery door indicator switch under the battery door and beside the memory card slot. Is the little black switch damaged or missing? Try pressing down gently using a pen it with the door open and then press the power button. Does it turn on?

2- The fuse has blown and needs to be replaced. Offhand I don't recall where it is on the SD750 PCB or how hard it is to solder on a new one (depends on if its tricky to get at or not). Good thing is fuses are really cheap.

3- Other power problem with the PCB due to corrosion or impact damage. The PCB or 'motherboard' of the camera will need to be replaced.

The dude may be right.

In August out of a sudden my flash stopped working. Then after 4 months of taking photos without flash surprisingly it resurrected. Then again it stopped working. Now as when I turn it on the flash is always dead, but when I press the locked door hardly and the grey "card/batt. open" usually It fires... So in my case it's not a matter of the fuse, but rather of the lock although I just don't get it why the flash needs to have the battery lock strictly closed...
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