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Fried Unit At my stepdaughter?s wedding this past week end I shot over 600 images using my speed light but when I put in a fresh set of 5 batteries ?? a non-rechargeable got mixed in with the other 4 rechargeable ones and after a few shots I heard a snap, then saw a bit of smoke coming out of the unit so I immediately took the batteries out. The unit will now turn on but it won?t flash. Question, would this have cause it to blow like that and is the whole unit lost (fried) or is it worth trying to have it repaired? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Mixing the batteries should not have damaged the flash. More likely the smoke came from the odd battery.

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