Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera ?

Can't take photographs when flash is on

\015 Hi\015\012My cannon S5 Is camera dorks when flash is off. the moment I put on the flash a I can't take photographs a Lightining appears on the screen and even though I click on the button I can't take photographs\015\012It was working nice till last few days but i dont know why it stopped working\015\012please let me know how to resolve the issue. or mail me on [email protected]#\015

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\015\012The powershot s5 IS does in fact have some strange behaviour issues especially on the first rev firmware. For example if you take 15-20 flash photos consecutively without powering down your camera the flash recycle times will increase to about 15sec, so you'll have to wait about 15sec before you can take another flash photo. The work around is to power down the camera and then turn it back ON. Another strange behaviour is manifested by its inability to lock focus after taking a "no-flash" photo, then popping up the flash and trying to take a flash photo. Again the work-around is to power down the camera, pop-up the flash and then power it back up. Confirmed these behaviours in two other cameras of the same model.
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