I'm having issues with my new D5000. The flash pops up, but it never fires. Is there a way to check that the flash works? I've tried to force flash in PSAM modes, with no luck. I think it's a physical problem and am curious if there is a way that I can check its operation.
#1. "RE: D5000 flash issues" | In response to Reply # 0Asgard Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004Tue 15-Jun-10 03:11 PM
First I want to welcome you to Nikonians
Page 70/71 of your manual explains the use of the flash.
Try it again and let us know.
Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
Eala Freya Fresena
#2. "RE: D5000 flash issues" | In response to Reply # 1cwilker10 Registered since 15th Jun 2010Tue 15-Jun-10 06:29 PM
Thanks for the welcome to Nikonians!
I've looked over 70-71 numerous times with no luck. When I set it to flash(not auto flash) the flash pops up, but never flashes. The camera did take a tumble when dropped from about 4 feet, but everything else seems to work OK. I'm curious if there is a way to see if the "bulb" might be bad? Just grasping at straws as I have spent a few hours trying to see what I can find out with no luck.
#3. "RE: D5000 flash issues" | In response to Reply # 2MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 15-Jun-10 07:21 PM
Welcome to Nikonians!
Sorry to hear of your problem.
If you can't get the built in Speedlight to fire in a dimly lit room, it must be broken. It could be a broken wire, bad capacitor, or broken circuite board. Did the Speedlight work before the tumble?
You might want to contact your retailer or send the camera in to Nikon Service. If the problem can be traced back to the fall, they will charge you for the repair. If your credit card has additional warranty coverage, it may be covered by them.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!