Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital Camera ?

I am having problems with the flash working on my camera. It does not seem to matter if it is in automatic or manual modes. When I take a picture in either mode, when a flash is needed, the flash icon just blinks on the display. The camera will not take any photo when this is happening. The only way I can get my camera to take a photo is manually set the flash to off. Why is this happening?


Answers :

Please reset camera through Reset option in Menu. This will set camera on default settings and any glitch in settings will be removed.
Thanks.


Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

I am having problems with the flash working on my camera. It does not seem to matter if it is in automatic or manual modes. When I take a picture in either mode, when a flash is needed, the flash icon just blinks on the display. The camera will not take any photo when this is happening. The only way I can get my camera to take a photo is manually set the flash to off. Why is this happening?


Please reset camera through Reset option in Menu. This will set camera on default settings and any glitch in settings will be removed.Thanks. ... Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital Camera

BROKEN FLASH the flash on my samsung camera wont work, it will take a photo when i turn the flasg off but the red eye ( signalling the flas function is on ) just blinks but will not take the picture ?? helpppppppp !! read the manual with camera - not much use !! i can only take pictures during the day whilst the flash is turned off .


The chip set in your camera is damaged.you want to change it. ... Samsung NV10 Digital Camera

Cannot take a photo in flash mode. when camera is set in flash mode the red blinking occurs then auto shut down of camera.


Did you try another battery? A weak battery can cause a shutdown. If it is not the battery, make sure the memory card is not defective. Beyond this, there is most likely a defect on one of the camera circuit board ... Nikon COOLPIX L20 Digital Camera

Hi, I have a camera, a Sanyo VPC-T1060 and it's having some problems. It turns on, flashes, takes photos apparently, but the LCD screen won't work. It turns white when I turn it on and when I take a photo with flash black lines appear all in the photo. I've tried finding a reset button, but nothing has been found. As I said, it takes photos, but I need the LCD screen to take a photo so I can see if I messed up and should take more. I'm a photographer and I got this camera as a side kick to my DS


Try to remove the memory card if used, and blowing out the connectors in the camera cavity with compressed air (to remove dust if any).\015\012\015\012Make sure the contacts are clean. If necessary try another memory card.\015\012 ... Sanyo VPC-T1060 Digital Camera

After taking one photo, camera display blinks and can't turn off or take more pics


TIggertigger, allthough batteries have improved alot they still eventualy die, by the sounds of this proublem the battery has died for what ever reasen, try getting a new battery. If this does not help try a filmwere upgrade, for insturctions on how ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

Fuji F30 camera; -Camera takes 35 seconds to power up -If "forced flash" is set, cannot take a photo, all modes -If "auto flash" is set, photo is taken, but flash does not work.


You have a very weak capacitor in the main circuit ... Fuji FinePix F30 Digital Camera

The flash has been working fine until last night when I tried to take a picture and the flash was set to auto. When I press the button the little red light beside the flash sign lights up, but the camera does not take the photo. When I set it to flash mode, it still won't take a photo. When I turn off the flash, then it does. What could be the problem? Is it in the settings?


If your batteries are weak, the flash will not have enough power to flash and will prevent a picture from being taken. ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

Black photos When I turn on my camera (Nikon Coolpix S5, I believe), I can access old photos and see the symbols that are usually on the screen when it used to take photos. However, if I take a photo with it, it is just black. The camera flashes and acts like it has taken a photo. There is no lens cap, so that is not the problem. Is the camera simply broken?


This is unfortunately one ccd fault...you must change the ccd of the camera. it s possible to find the entire lens block in international seller for many types of camera...search if you can find your lens to a good price and prove to change it alone ... Digital Cameras

When I try to take a photo in portrait mode with the flash on auto or forced on the icon flashes red and the camera wont take photos. After about twenty seconds it comes up saying turn the camera off and on again.


\015\012dear sir,\015\012the first suspect is your battery,which is running in low battery....kindly recharge the battery for few hours and then put your camera on........\015\012next,the pro ... Panasonic DMC-TZ5 Digital Camera

My D80 suddenly stopped taking photos while I was in Auto mode. I noticed the flash stopped releasing. I've changed lenses, reset the camera's green buttons, switched out the card, reset the clock. It will occasionally take a photo, not necessarily in focus,and the flash will on occasion pop, but I can't figure out what the correct triggers are. Can anyone help? Lens is 18-135mm. Set Lens in in "A" and camera is in "AF"mode. Thanks much.


Hi, Also, try a factory reset found on page 129 of the manual. On the left side of the camera is the terminal cover, inside below the USB connector is the reset switch. If that does not work call Nikon digital 1-800-645-6689. ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

I changed the batteries in my Power Shot A720 IS recently when the low battery warning flashed, and had taken only two photos when the warning flashed again. I moved the mode switch to playback and the screen went dark "Change batteries now" appeared. I turned off the camera, set the mode switch to shooting, turned the camera back on and was able to take two more photos before the low battery warning returned and prevented any more picture taking. I purchased and installed new batteries and f


Hi, 1st you must use alkline bat or minimum 800 mhp bat....and if problem is not solved then cheak the bat cap and connection clean with aomthing,,,,If any thing else contact [email protected] ... Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera

When in Full auto mode my camera won't take a photo - if flash comes on it says busy - if I turn it to flash off it still won't take the photo. If I change it to MF, it will take a photo - but it is completely black. Can anybody help - please?


Think you have problem with the electronics ,might have been left in the full sun or or the batteries put in back to front ,best advice is ask a 7 yr old to have a look and if they cant do take it back to the agent .Honestly i have been to put to sha ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

We just purchased a Nikon Coolpix L110 digital camera. We completed the start up process and attempted to take a few test photos. we took two photos with flash and on the second photos, a loud noise was heard when the flash operated. We could never get the flash to operate again. We have read through the troubleshooting guide supplied with the camera and changed batteries and settings. No luck. Any assistance would be appreciated!


Your flash shorted out...manufacturing defect....return the camera. ... Nikon Digital Cameras

I was taking test photos around the house with my new camera and the flash won't fire properly (the flash pops up out of the camera but it makes little sparking sounds and flickering on and off). I've tried various modes including auto night etc but it won't stop flickering (just sparking sounds and a flickering flash like a light bulbs does just before it blows).also I have tried taking images using the basic auto mode in a low lit area and the flash pops up but does not fire.


I think top cover is faulty it s giveing error 05. if poop up and giving err99\015\012then flash pcb faulty other wise need to replace top cover. ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

Hi Flash symbol on my camera appears but it will not flash when I take photo. When I take a photo with flash switched off it is brighter than with flash on.


Try setting different flash modes through guide ... Olympus FE-310 Digital Camera

Dark photo I take a picture with the flash on and it is very dark. I haven't used the camera for about a month and a half. when I used it last, it was working fine. now it takes photos normally (with the flash), but the pictures are barely visible. How do I get it back to taking the normal, brightly lit pictures?


... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T11 Digital Camera

My lens is foggy and my battery will not stay charged. after swimming in a fresh water lake i got out and my camera would not work. the photos that i would take were just white blurs. then my battery was blinking and would not charge. that was about a week ago and now the battery will charge but it wont stay charged approx. 1 day without using the camera. and i can view the photos fine that i took previous to the problem but now all the photos that i take are slightly blurry and have a big


Did you go too deep with the camera? You can try burying it in a bowl of dry rice for a week...that may absorb any moisture still left inside. ... Olympus Stylus 790SW Digital Camera

I was taking photos over the weekend with my Olympus E-500 and the eyepiece viewfinder got darker than usual. I was using a promaster 5750DX flash. Even without the flash, the eyepiece viewfinder has remained dark. Also, I reset all settings to the default settings and now when the built in flash pops up, there are a series of three "beeps" and the camera tries to focus. I cannot get it to take a photo however. I also pushed the button for the sensor cleaning today. Could this have screwed u


Hi,\015\012Before doing sensor cleaning did you keep camera on bulb setting. This allows the cameras mirror to stay up until you choose to close it\015\012When you press the shutter release button it will lock the mirror up out of the way ... Digital Cameras

Canon A710 When I go to take a photo which requires flash - the cdamera focuses but then the flash signal flashes and the camera won't take the photo. Not sure what I have done.


\015\012I have found that the camera is sensitive to battery power in that a slight fall off in voltage causes the problem. I came across a site, which I have not been able to find again, where it was stated that the contacts on the lid do not ... Canon PowerShot A710 IS Digital Camera

Jazz JDC6 my daughter received this camera as a prize for fundraising at her school..after taking the maximun 18 photos we downloaded them to the comp and deleted the photos from the camera..now we cant get the camera to work..the sreen flashes and it wont take pics..what do i do other than the obvious and changing the batteries..looking through the manual didnt seem to work either.. signed pls help....Marie


... Jazz JDC64 Digital Camera

White Screen Upon startup lens emerges but when screen appears it is white whereas it normally displays whatever the lens sees. When the shutter button is pressed the camera will focus and take a white picture which can be deleted. The camera does not flash although flash is set to automatic and photo taken in a dark room. Camera flashes (weakly) with flash set to manual on. Lens is unobstructed and appears to be perfectly normal. Camera was not dropped. Batteries have been changed.


\015\012Upon startup lens emerges but when screen appears it is white whereas it normally displays whatever the lens sees. When the shutter button is pressed the camera will focus and take a white pictur ... Pentax Optio E10 Digital Camera

I have a fujifilm XP and the flash will not work. There is a blinking orange light on the camera and when this light is on the camera will not take a picture at all. The only way I can get the camera


... FUJIFILM FinePix XP10 XP11 Digital Camera

Nikon D40 pictures taken but too dark even in AUTO mode with flash on a bright day. also, some days ago I had the Shutter release error message while taking some photos. After that, the camera is acting weird, pictures sometimes are taken but the picture is always dark, although flash is used and AUTO mode selected. I do not see the error message anymore, but the camera simply do not take pictures properly. I tried formatting, etc with no result.


Make sure flash is on your flash on cam is sticking. ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

When i turn my camera on, it seems fine, all buttons functional. When i take a photo, it flashes, but no photo will pop up in my screen. Instead the screen stays black, and then the battery starts to get really warm. then i cant turn it on or off, the only way to get the batter to stop heating up, is to take it out of the camera. i can put the battery back in, turn it on again, but it will say no pictures had been taken, and the problem continues every time i try and use it. There is no history


FREE INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR CAMERA FIRST \012\012The Stylus Tough-3000 can be submerged up to 10 feet underwater and incorporates four preset underwater scene modes as well as the ability to capture HD movies underwater. It can also w ... Olympus TOUGH3000 Digital Camera

When i turn the camera on the red flash symbol starts blinking and states to please turn camera off and then on again I cannot take pictures. I can only take pictures when the flash force is off and I can record


I have the same problem. Have you managed to find a fix for it ... Panasonic LUMIX DMCTS2 / DMCFT2 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.4470 seconds