Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera ?

Wont take pictures with flash

\015 I have a Canon digital camera...occasionally my camera will stop taking pictures, I can take them manually or with the flash shut off. when I press the button, the flash symbol blinks on the display and the red light on the front comes on. The camera makes a noise but wont take a picture. Its a powershot A720 I think...\015

Answers :

The problem is in the battery holder of the CR1220\012battery.
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-Take out the CR1220 battery (the little round one).
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-When\012you replace it, put a bit of aluminum foil against the back, between the\012battery and the plastic holder, to make it a nice tight fit. One layer won't do\012it, but don't put in half the roll.
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-Put it\012back in. Done
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Using a\012fresh battery & clean it all with alcohol = good idea as well. Worked for me.
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Wich

Hi,

I had the same problem - my Power Shot A720 IS did not take pictures with flash. I thought that the problem was CR 1220 battery (this small round one) and change it for new one. But it did not work.

I found solution on polish canon forum (Canon-board.info) - I switched off the camera, removed the screws, took out the cover and moved gently the white/green tape near the flash. Then switch on the camera and...

It does work!:D
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