Having problems with your Nikon D5000 Digital Camera ?

Nikon D5000 flash issue


\015 I have been using my Nikon D5000 for about a year now and just recently the pop up flash has been acting up. It pops up just like it should, however the bulb is very inconsistent. The flash will work for two shots, but after these the bulb will only flicker dimly to the point where you can only see the flicker in a dark room. Then after not using the flash for a few days it will work again for exactly two pictures.\015\012\015\012I bought the camera used from a friend and am unsure about the warranty options I have or if the pop up flash is even covered.\015

Answers :

Sounds like the flash tube is bad. Another possibility would be a bad flash capacitor or circuit. Has the camera been impacted - especially around the flash?
Another possibility is that the light tube that goes from the frame around the tube to the sensor further back in the flash base has come loose or impact has broken the frame.
Pop up the flash. Underneath there are two screws; remove the screws, push the flash back down and using a slim piece of metal pop off the flash cover. You can then see the tube and the light pipe (looks like a thick black wire) and the sensor located at the back on the right.
Be very careful. There can be over 300 volts across the flash tube - do not touch!!!
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