Canon Speedlite 430EX TTL Flash - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


Return it as faulty goods to the retailer

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Sep 08, 2017 | 647 views


U are to be commended on your industry. Those cameras are a bit-- to take apart. Try a google search for the operation described. You might get lucky with a utube video!

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Sep 04, 2017 | 194 views


Removing the batteries for more than a minute should revert the flash to its default settings. Things like the channel, slave group, FEC, etc. will need to be reset.

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Jan 05, 2016 | 192 views


Check the contact in the batt compartment for obstructions or corrosion etc. No power means broken circuitry - either physical dislodgement of electronic/ electrical parts or damaged electronic components.

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Oct 28, 2015 | 305 views


Check the diffuser is fully retracted. Pull it fully out then all the way back in.

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Jun 23, 2015 | 282 views


Your zoom motor is probably stuck. Remove the two screws on the front side of the tiltable head. Pry off the two tilt caps using a small flat head screwdriver (they are glued on). Remove the 4 screws found under each cap. Now you can separate the two sides of the head and take out the two lenses (remember exactly how the lenses were positioned). Try pushing the flash in or out (it should move with a little force). See if the flash now responds before reassembling.

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Jun 23, 2015 | 1,790 views


it sounds like you are try to SEE the pre-flash. you'll never be able to do it with bare eyes. it's all so quick that to the human eyes it all looks instant. don't worry about it. if it working in TTL mode, it does all the pre-flashes it needs, you just to see them. speed of light is quite incredible :)

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Mar 09, 2015 | 173 views


this is most likely a sync issue. you shutter speed is too high. try lowering it. 1/200 or 1/160 of a second should be fine for your case.

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Mar 09, 2015 | 225 views


Try mounting the flash on your camera, turn both on and reset your camera to factory default settings in your camera menu settings.

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Sep 07, 2014 | 256 views


Check the hot shoe contacts and make sure they're clean. If that doesn't help, place the flash on your camera, turn both on and reset the camera to factory default through the menu settings. Also make sure the hot shoe on the flash and the camera isn't damaged. Have you tried the flash on another camera?

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Sep 07, 2014 | 96 views


There is no "official" reset option for a 430EX flash. Removing the batteries, discharging any remaining flash and leaving it overnight should clear any issues. If you continue having issues try the flash on another camera to be sure it's not the camera settings you're having an issue with and not the flash. If it is the camera, resetting it to factory defaults through the menu might help.

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Sep 07, 2014 | 84 views


try replacing the batteries

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Aug 28, 2014 | 87 views


  • did you recently dropped your flash ? if no have you tried replacing batteries ? although you mention that batteries are fully charged if you are using old rechargeable batteries this might have an effect with your flas

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Aug 28, 2014 | 53 views


Spray a little of WD40 on the Battery Door.

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Jun 06, 2014 | 75 views


Sounds like an internal wiring circuit problem. It's strange that the screen lights up but the flash doesn't charge. You should probably get it checked by Canon.

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Jan 11, 2014 | 161 views


Nothing is going on. Your camera is working as designed.
Most cameras have an upper limit on the shutter speed when used with flash. This is called the flash sync speed. At speeds higher than this the shutter is never opened completely, and as a result you would get only a narrow slit of a picture.
Usually this is not a problem since the exposure is determined almost exclusively by the flash and the aperture. Any action is caught and stopped by the brief flash, not the shutter. The primary reason for controlling the shutter speed is to use a slow speed to allow the background to expose.
Your camera may have a special high-speed flash mode that fires off multiple flashes coordinated with the shutter movement. Since you didn\'t say what model Canon camera you\'re using, I can only suggest you check the manual.

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Jan 09, 2014 | 97 views


Yes it is. The system is simply measuring the flash to meter the exposure.

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Dec 29, 2013 | 108 views


Hey i have a 430ex mk1 which when turned on did not fire and red pilot light did not show , i have had the flash since 2006,

i have also tired new batterys and the LCD Light works and the Txt shows up,

did you work out the problem and also how to fix it?

thanks

rick

email

psnp@hotmail.co.uk




Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Jun 07, 2012 | 790 views


This Canon flash gun does not have a true wireless (radio) trigger. It uses optical light pulse.
A user manual can be downloaded from this WEB site.
http://support-au.canon.com.au/contents/AU/EN/0300411601.html

Canon Speedlite... | Answered on Dec 26, 2011 | 233 views

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