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Old Mar 13, 2010, 7:29 PM   #1
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Default Flash problem

I have a Minolta 7i and lately when I try to use the built in flash it does not fire.
Also the camera will not take a photo while the flash is in the up position and usually the camera eventually powers off.
As long as the flash is in the down position the camera functions properly in all modes, any help will be appreciated...
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 7:50 PM   #2
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The 7i is very "finnicky" about batteries (drawing more current than most models). So, if you're trying to use the flash (which would require more current to charge the capacitor), that might be the culprit.

So, if it were my camera, I'd try a different set of freshly charged, high capacity NiMH Batteries and see if that solves it.
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