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Has the flash fully popped up?
What happens if you try holding the flash fully upright with some pressure on it, to ensure the tiny built-in switch is activated?
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Ok, the flash will also not work if the batteries are not fully charged - you will need to use alkaline camera batteries for best results.
Camera batteries have a higher mA rating, e.g. Energizer Ultimate:
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If you are using the same batteries that always worked, but recently they seems ineffective, then there may be corrosion or contamination on the battery contact terminals inside the camera, preventing them from making good contact; or the flash circuitry is defective and not functioning correctly.
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