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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#1. "RE: what makes it happen?" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sat 21-Aug-10 04:37 AM
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?
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#2. "RE: what makes it happen?" | In response to Reply # 0DeanAZ Nikonian since 28th Apr 2007Sat 21-Aug-10 04:51 PM
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.
#3. "RE: what makes it happen?" | In response to Reply # 0Floridian Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007Sun 22-Aug-10 02:42 AM
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?