Question about Cameras
I changed a broken Xenon tube inside my flash unit. Because the new tube was not original - it was 4 mm longer, so even though the unit worked fine after my repair, I couldn't close it. So I ordered another tube, a little shorter than the 1st one. Soldered it to its place, and now the flash won't fire for some reason. I checked, and there's high voltage between the trigger to each sides of the tube's contacts. I also hear tick sound every time I press the TEST button, but no Flash light! What do you think seems to be the problem now?
There may be a short, or it is arcing over,
Test fire it in the dark to see if you can locate the arc. If no arc, it is likely arcing in the charge capacitor or what might be left of the thyristor.. Which could mean a broken contact, solder connection or wire..
Posted on Feb 19, 2012
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