Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital Camera ?

Did you get your flash fixed on your SD500?

\015 I have the same problem you had with my SD500 - I dropped it and it will take a picture w/o flash, but the lightning bolt just blinks and won't take a picture when the flash is on. Wondering if you were able to get it repaired and how much it cost?\015

Answers :

Your flash may either be burned out/damaged, or the flash safety circuit thinks that the camera is open. If the flash is burned out, then professional repair is required, as a flash change-out is not trivial (Call 1-800-OK-CANON).

However, it's more likely to be only a break in the safety circuit. Many Canon cameras use some of the screws in the camera case to serve as a means of detecting if the case is open (and thus disables the flash to prevent shock). Examine all the screws around the perimeter of your case. Are they all there and tight? If not, tighten loose screws and try moving and replacing any missing screws with one of the others that are still there.
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