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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D60/D50/D40 (Public) topic #42951
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memphishooter Silver Member  Memphis, US  Charter Member Sat 21-Aug-10 02:57 AM
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My D50 is a veteran, having shot over 25,000 shots inside of 5 years! About half the time, the flash won't fire. This is a recent problem. What can I do about this, short of ship it to the factory, or buy a new camera? Thanks!


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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Sat 21-Aug-10 04:37 AM
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Hi Jim,

Sorry to hear of your problem. The first thing that comes to mind is are you allowing enough time for the capacitor to fully charge before you release the shutter?
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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DeanAZ Moderator Expert nature photographer   Phoenix, US  Nikonian since 28th Apr 2007 Sat 21-Aug-10 04:51 PM
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I guess that you are seeing the shutter release but the flash does not trigger? On my D40 the shutter will not release until the flash is charged.

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Floridian Silver Member  Tallahassee, Florida, US  Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007 Sun 22-Aug-10 02:42 AM
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More than once someone has posted with this same problem, and the answer was that the shooter was wearing a cap and the bill of the cap kept the flash unit from coming all the way up. (This has happened to me before.) Are you wearing a cap when your flash won't fire?

Randy

  

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