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Old Jun 5, 2011, 12:21 AM   #21
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Default MAYBE this will fix it, Bumblebee65 and others

I was reading some comments by Rolla Gravett on Amazon.com and he mentioned the following "fix" for a no flash problem
Rolla Gravett wrote:

"I had a guy email me and tell me his flash would not work and his camera was not set to the burst mode. After a lot of trying, finally I had the guy put the camera in the burst mode, take a short burst, and then turn the burst mode back off. It solved his problem. The camera worked with the flash again. He had been round and round with the Panasonic people and they could not solve his problem."

Wouldn't it be nice if that cured the trouble for you?
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Old Jun 5, 2011, 9:37 AM   #22
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I was reading some comments by Rolla Gravett on Amazon.com and he mentioned the following "fix" for a no flash problem
Rolla Gravett wrote:

"I had a guy email me and tell me his flash would not work and his camera was not set to the burst mode. After a lot of trying, finally I had the guy put the camera in the burst mode, take a short burst, and then turn the burst mode back off. It solved his problem. The camera worked with the flash again. He had been round and round with the Panasonic people and they could not solve his problem."

Wouldn't it be nice if that cured the trouble for you?
Thanks again Dabbler. Has not worked so far, will keep trying. Interesting you say the Panasonic people were not able to solve this issue. Very frustrating.
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Old Jun 5, 2011, 4:54 PM   #23
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Darn!
I had really hoped that it was the solution for you.
It wasn't my discovery, but was posted by a Rolla Gravett on Amazon.
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Old Jun 5, 2011, 7:55 PM   #24
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Darn!
I had really hoped that it was the solution for you.
It wasn't my discovery, but was posted by a Rolla Gravett on Amazon.
Again thanks very much for all your input Dabbler very much appreciated. As I said, will keep trying, maybe the camera will decide to play ball eventually.

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Old Jun 5, 2011, 8:34 PM   #25
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Default Maybe turning Auto Bracket on taking pics, then off again and taking pics would work

Since it disables the flash, too.
Does the symbol on your LCD show the flash as being disabled?
Just curious.
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Old Jun 6, 2011, 5:40 AM   #26
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Since it disables the flash, too.
Does the symbol on your LCD show the flash as being disabled?
Just curious.
When in Burst Mode the flash symbol has a circle around it and a line through it. When Burst is turned off, it just shows the lightening symbol for flash.
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Old Jun 6, 2011, 1:51 PM   #27
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Interesting that the camera "thinks" it can activate the flash.
Sounds like you did get one with a defective bulb, capacitor or something.
Are you sure that Panasonic won't cover the repair under warranty?
Did you ever view the exif info and see if the camera "thinks" the flash has actually fired?
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Interesting that the camera "thinks" it can activate the flash.
Sounds like you did get one with a defective bulb, capacitor or something.
Are you sure that Panasonic won't cover the repair under warranty?
Did you ever view the exif info and see if the camera "thinks" the flash has actually fired?
Unfortunately the warranty is only for the USA and Puerto Rico, and I am in Ireland. Interestingly yes, when I checked the exif info it says the flash fired. The photo is really dark, shutter 1/60 when I take the same photo with the flash down it is much brighter, shutter 1/4. Thanks for your continued contributions to this subject Dabbler.
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