Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera ?

Cannon powershot s1 IS flash problem

\015 My camera made a firecracker pop when the flash was used and now the flash doesn't work anymore. I read that alot of people had the same problem and that it stems from athe hing in the flash. Do you have any ideas for fixing it??\015

Answers :

There's a fix for this flash problem here: http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=34145&forum_id=15

Here's an excerpt:

"To make a long story short, if you look under the flash (left side as\015\012you're facing the flash), you will see a black catch mechanism held on\015\012by one small Phillips screw. When I removed this screw and pulled the\015\012catch off, there was a very small washer in between the catch and the\015\012flash plastic housing....this appears to be an assembly error. I\015\012reassembled the catch with the washer on the screw-side of the catch,\015\012and this fixed the problem completely. Again, the reassembly is\015\012Catch-Washer-Screw, NOT Washer-Catch-Screw. Hopefully this helps\015\012everyone out having this problem."
I have the same popping problem with my S1. Sort of like the old flash bulbs. Now the flash does not work at all. Love the camera but it's now worthless inside or at night.
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