Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SX 200 IS Digital Camera ?

I bought a canon powershot SX200 IS but the flash is permanently disabled. I've tried pressing the enable flash button on the round dial on the back of the camera in each setting but it still wont enable. Help?


Answers :

There is a sensor that detects whether the flash has been raised or not. It seems like this sensor has malfunctionned and is telling the camera that the flash is not raised; this is causing the flash to be disabled.
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\015\012You must rectify the problem with the sensor. Call Canon warranty support or visit the store that you purchased the camera from to get it sorted by a professional.
Brilliant, just been suffering the same problem with my SX200 IS. Having read the solutions above I switched the camera on, and manually pushed the flash home, repeating this rapidly over a few seconds. Suddenly started working again.
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