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Metz 60-4 flash takes much longer than normal for the ready light to come on to allow me to take another photo.

I read a similar post but my flash still has issues. My Problem I have been using a Metz 60-4 flash with dryfit battery for a few years and recently began having a problem. With the flash set on TTL the flash takes much longer than normal for the ready light to come on to allow me to take another photo. I replaced the SCA 3000C and SCA 3402 modules/adapters on camera (Nikon F100 and Nikon N90) and also purchased a MZ 5320 replacement battery.My next step is to send it to Metz but I was hoping there was something simple I overlooked. Any suggestions?

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The battery itself may be packing up. Try borrowing a good one and see if this solves the problem. Next try to replace the capacitor in the battery pack. Also do you know of a decent wide angle diffuser for the Metz 60 ct 4. Regards

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Re: Metz 60-4 flash takes much longer than normal for the ready light to come on to allow me to take another photo. - Metz...

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Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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It is likely the capacitor in the battery pack. If they are not powered up every month, they dry out resulting in long power up and recycle times. You'll need to get it replaced to rejuvenate your 60 CT-4 to its original spec.

Posted on Apr 11, 2007

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