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05-20-2013, 06:46 AM   #1
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Flash locks camera

When the pop up flash is up the camera locks up and won't fire,sometimes it won't even focus.This is in any mode from P to M

05-20-2013, 06:58 AM   #2
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There is a menu setting that does not allow the camera to trigger if the flash is not ready.
That could be one issue . Normally it should still allow focus to occur though.
Page 82 of the manual.
05-20-2013, 07:02 AM   #3
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Will get the book out and check flash settings
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I think I've seen this as fixed in a firmware update for one of the cameras. Which camera do you have?

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On my K-5, it just broke one day. Camera wouldn't work at all with flash popped up. Had to send it in for warranty repair...
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Not sure if this is related, but on my K-r the onboard flash is broken and it wont fire. And because the camera wont take a photo if the flash isnt "ready", the camera wont take photos if the flash is up.

Not much you can do other than make sure you charge the battery fully, maybe try a different battery, update firmware, reset to factory defaults.. and if the problem persists, send it in for repairs

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