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04-18-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
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K100D internal flash dead

hey everyone, I guess I happen to be another one to have this kind of luck... warranty expired two months ago, and searching other forums the symptoms are quite the same: camera still works fine, but if flash is opened, the shutter won't release. Changing the option to allow the flash to fire while still charging didn't help either. Actually with the latter, the shutter will release, but flash won't fire. Either way, I'm pretty sure the flash bulb is dead, I heard a slightly louder pop sound the last time it fired.

Already emailed the nearby repair center, and it happens to be United Camera in Benseville, IL (Chicago area). They replied and said repairs start at $150 and could go up depending on the problem...

Anyone had a similar experience here with the warranty expired? I'm thinking about getting an external flash rather than spending $150+shipping, but I sort of liked the convenience of the internal one...
Actually if it's the light bulb problem, does anyone know if it's possible to get the part from somewhere? thanks in advance

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