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10-08-2007, 07:00 PM   #1
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Problem shooting with flash on

My K100D suddenly flatered on me last night. I suddenly wasn't able to shoot any photos while my flash was turned on. The resulting image that turned up was also completely black. When I turned the flash off, I could shoot photos, but when it's on, I couldn't. Does anybody have a similar problem? Or does anybody know where I can find answers to this? I've e-mailed Pentax Canada about this already, but I don't know what else I can do.

Just a little bit more on what I've been doing with it too:
1. I've tried to update the firmware, and that did not solve the problem.
2. I've experimented with the flash itself. If I push the "flash up" button, but keep the flash below a certain angle with my finger, it will autofocus. But if I don't suppress the angle of the flash, the camera refuses to autofocus.
3. I've tried changing battery, memory card, and resetting all my custom settings (>.<), but to no avail either.

10-09-2007, 02:43 AM   #2
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Sounds like a burn out/broken flash bulb to me... If you're using the flash at night, the reason your photos turn black is because your camera is expecting a flash that's not happening. Hope it's under warranty still.
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