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Lightning bolt and will not snap picture.Can't focus


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Lightning bolt and will not snap picture.Can't focus


... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

WHAT DOES THE RED LIGHTNING BOLT MEAN?


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I also have the problem of pictures not in focus. I have made a point to lock in first by pushing halfway down before snapping the picture. It's ridiculous that a picture of an inanimate object is not in focus when I'm making a conscious effort to hold my hands steady, lock in the object and then snap, and I'm in the automatic mode. This problem seriously makes me sorry I bought this camera.


Set the camera on a firm surface or a tripod and take a few test shots...are they better? If so, that means that you are moving when pressing the shutter. ... Nikon COOLPIX L100 Digital Camera

Canon EOS Rebel T2 300X Won't Autofocus or Take Picture. I can manually focus and take a picture, but when autofocus is on, it focuses for a second and then goes out of focus and won't let me snap a photo. Anyone hear of this before?


This may be a problem with the autofocus itself, try the following:\015\012\015\012If you have a different lens, see if the autofocus works with the other lens. If it does, there may be something wrong wi ... Canon EOS Rebel T2 with 28-90 lens 35mm Film Camera

Focusing 2 i have taken two snaps   1.By using auto focus and the other manual  when i've taken a pic in af mode am not able to focus small objects manually.Is there a way??? if so kindly suggest...


If it's anything like my D80 there's no way to do that. Would be nice if there was. ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera

Today my 5 yr old dropped our S1050 Samsung camera about 3 feet onto a wooden bridge and now the camera DOES turn on and WILL let me review the pictures I had taken up until that point. However, when attempting to take a picture the picture is out of focus and when I zoom IN it gets clearer but then the camera beeps 2 times and shuts off and closes up. It will let me snap an out of focus picture though. Is there any hope? This camera was expensiveand we've only had it a year. Thanks


Take it to an authorised samsung agent and they will either reset it or send it off to be repaired. ... Samsung Digital Cameras

My rebel t3 doesnt always take a picture when i press the button. It will focus and re focus but wont snap the shot


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Casio Exlim--camera Camera is blurry when I try to focus to snap picture, yet I view pictures take in past clearly. How do I get clearness so that I can snap picture? --Scott www.24hourapartments.com www.roommatesville.com yes, and I tried what guru suggested and it did not work. somebody please help


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My Canon powershot SX100 IS, won't focus properly. It happens usually when I zoom in. After Zooming in it won't focus on the subject/object I'm trying to snap. Any advice on how to solve this problem? I'm not sure if it is a simple cleaning issue. Thanks in advance


... Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera

Pictures taking too long, and a lightning bolt symbol appears


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Red flashing lightning bolt on the screen


That is the flash charging indicator blinking constantly on the screen. Unfortunately the camera will need to be sent to Olympus for service as this is a switch inside the camera that needs to be replaced. I would call Olympus Customer Service for ... Olympus ? Stylus 500 Digital Camera

Everything works it focuses but will not snap pic or take video


... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P41 Digital Camera

I cannot get the flash to work. The manual says push the up button [with a lightning bolt on it]. Nothing happens. It did work once. I have had the camera just a few days.


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Flash wont work.. shows the motion detect "little red lightning bolt" even if the camera is perfectly still the flash wont work.. Olympus Fe-360


... Olympus FE-360 Digital Camera

I have a minolta maxxum 7000 camera that will not trigger (snap the shutter.I've tryed 3 other lenses but it does the same with different lenses.It will auto focus when the shutter release button is pressed half way as it should and the specs show in the display area through the eye view.But when the shutter is pressed all the way down nothing happens.All the specs go away too(iso,f stop,film count etc).Any ideas?


Could also be minor corrosion in the battery compartment, that won't let the shutter current pass. I had that problem once. ... Digital Cameras

Same problem I have the same problem with my 300D. I push the shutter button half way down, nothing happens. I depress it all the way, it focuses, waits another 1/2 second then snaps a photo. I am going insane! I should buy a new camera, but money doesn't grow on trees...


... Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Body only Digital Camera

My camera won't take a picture and there's a red lightning bolt flashing


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Flash Problem i have an A630 which i assume is quite similar. a couple of weeks ago the flash stopped working, i thought it might've been the batteries but i have since changed the batteries with no improvement. wat happens is when i go to take a photo with the flash on or auto the lightning bolt symbol on the screen just flashes and wont take a photo until i turn the flash off. i took it back to where i got it from but they were no help


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Lens error ive got a casio ex70 and ive had the same problem my lens werent focus probably so it was taking **** pictures, alsomy lens wouldnt fully shut or open. ive opened my camera and found that the drive gear has snapped


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Pictures are appear blurry when reviewing them. I focus the camera object appears clear after I snap the picture it becomes blurry as it is being save for review.


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Built in flash does not work. Blinking lightning bolt and e 9101appear in the viewer. I have re-initialized the cameras settings but flash still won't work.


... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7 Digital Camera

Blurry Images Hi, I have a coolpix 5700 and sometimes when I take pictures with it and later go look at them on the camera's display they start out blurry and then "snap" into focus. However, when I later load them on my computer, they remain blurry. I can't find anything in the manual describing this phenomenan but it really annoys me because the pictures look so good on the camera, but I can't get that quality on my print outs or monitor display. Does anyone know anything about this? I'd like


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Fisher price kid tough camera shows red-yellow-green light icon with an arrow on the red. Also the flash icon (lightning bolt) is showing in the bottom left of the screen. Emptied memory and changed batteries. Same. What can I do?


We had the exact same problem. We transferred the photos off of the camera and then it went away. So possibly it is a memory full error or a card read error. I am not sure but the transfer solved the issue. ... Fisher-Price Kid Tough Digital Camera

I cannot turn the flash back on. When I push on the lightning bolt button nothing happens, the display shows the flash turned off. Is something wrong with the camera. I have not had it that long and just use the IA mode and I know it worked before; can I reset the camera back to factory settings? I tried all the other modes and was able to use in in C1 but then I was messing around with that and now won't work in that either. Thank you for your help.


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My powershot A630 will not take a picture. When I press the button a lightning bolt appears? Any idea what is up?


The lightning bolt indicates that the scene needs flash. Turn on the flast and try again or try taking picture in P, Av, Tv or M modes. ... Canon Digital Cameras
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