Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera ?

The flash isnt working. if i try to take a photo with the flash on, nothing happens



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If the Forced flash setting is already enabled\015\012and the flash is still not working, then the issue may be due to another camera\015\012setting.
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Even if the Forced flash setting is enabled, the flash will still not\015\012work in the following circumstances:
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  1. When shooting MPEG movies.
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  3. When shooting in the Twilight\015\012 or Handheld Twilight mode.
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  5. If shooting with the Burst or\015\012 Multi Burst mode.
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  7. Shooting with Sweep Panorama
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  9. Shooting with the Fireworks or\015\012 High Sensitivity mode.
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  11. If an external flash is\015\012 connected.
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Please make sure that the Camera is not set to\015\012any of these modes. You can check the manual to get the information to change\015\012the setting..
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  • If the issue persists, please\015\012 reset the Camera and make sure that battery is fully charged.
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  • If the issue persists after\015\012 performing all the above mentioned troubleshooting steps, service is\015\012 required.
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