I have a Olympus c-3040z that is now about 4 or 5 years old. I have found\nin the last few weeks the time necessary to get the flash to fire has\nincreased, to the point where it often takes 15 to 20 seconds of holding the\nshutter button down for the flash to go off. I use rechargable batteries,\nbut have also gotten the same behaviour with brand new name brand alkaline\nbatteries. Is there something that with age (capacitor which drives the\nflash, etc.) that will become weaker requiring longer times to get the\nflash to fire. This is basically making the camera useless in flash\nsituations. It works fine in situations when I don't use the flash.\n\nThanks for any input...\n\nRig.