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Sunpak 383 problem

My Sunpak 383 will not fire when directly mounted to the camera (the hot shoe). The unit will fire when using a sync cord. I tried another flash unit and the camera successfully fired the flash (so I don't think it is a camera problem). I'm guessing I'm not getting a good connection between flash mount and hot shoe. What can be done to remedy this?? Thanks for any help.
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Try to trigger it by shorting Center of shoe mount and the side terminal with a small wire.If it is firing the flash is ok.
If not there is open connection in the sync jack ,due to repeated inserting of sync chord.The springy part inside is not going back to its normal position.
You can fix it your self by opening it(adapter only)
.If you are new to this take a photo of the wiring immediately after opening the shoe adapter to see the position if any wire breaks later on.
Do not give up .383 is great flash

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

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