Having problems with your Pentax *ist DL Digital Camera ?

Flash not discharging

\015 Hi I have a Pentax ist DL.Everytime I need to use my flash function it works but will not pop up automatically. I have to exert a little pressure on the flash and then it pops up fine.Is this a major problem?ThanksZahrah\015

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Its seems to me that the alignment of your flash setting in its cubicle has been disturbed, possibly by the camera being pressed in your bag. if you cant get it to operate normally, I suggest that you get it done professionally by Pentax.
\015\012The reason I am saying this, is cause firstly Pentax is good and branded camera. The settings and all teh mechanism's of this camera are very delicate and you will only damage something within it by forcing your flash out everytime you want to use it.
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