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#3320335 - 08/12/13 01:59 PM SG 550 night pictures
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I have a SG 550 that up until recently worked flawlessly but now all pictures taken at night are blacked out, the flash is working as I can activaite the cam and see the LEDs glow. I have changed batteries, looked for obvisous defects, sat it beside a working SG 550 to compare flash etc, can't see anything out of the ordinary. Anyone got any explanation for this and a quick fix?
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#3320342 - 08/12/13 02:04 PM Re: SG 550 night pictures [Re: puppy]
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 Originally Posted By: puppy
I have a SG 550 that up until recently worked flawlessly but now all pictures taken at night are blacked out, the flash is working as I can activaite the cam and see the LEDs glow. I have changed batteries, looked for obvisous defects, sat it beside a working SG 550 to compare flash etc, can't see anything out of the ordinary. Anyone got any explanation for this and a quick fix?


Sounds like for some reason the camera cant read the flash. I'm not familiar with SG 550 so I really don't know if it can be fixed.
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#3320367 - 08/12/13 02:30 PM Re: SG 550 night pictures [Re: Master Chief]
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Sounds like there's something wrong with the imager (not "seeing" the red-glow light). Or it could be that the IR filter is stuck (won't move over the camera lens). A bad imager is not fixable. A stuck IR filter arm is.
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