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Dropped the unit and hot shoe came off. Need a wiring diagram.

I dropped my flash and the hot shoe connector came off and the 5 wires pulled off at the solder joints. The flash itself still powers on and zooms and flashes when using the buttons on back. I am looking for a wiring diagram so I can reconnect the 5 wires and reassemble the flash.

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SOURCE: Wire diagram for Kodak P20 Zoom flash

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Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: kodak p20 flash zoom foot came off and wires were pulled free

Find out who makes the flash. Its most likely
Sunpak, Metz or Sigma.
Check out their wesites. Use "contact us" to email them. If no response, write them a letter and mail it with two dollars to cover postage, and someone's time for doing it.

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filghtmode thenhighspeedsim

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Switch from film to digital cameras.

I also own a Vivitar 285 that i used with my Canon F1 manual 35mm camera. Most older cameras before the advent of digital, had a hot shoe on top of the camera, or like in my case, the hot shoe went over the rewind knob. I also had to plug in a power cord from the 285 flash foot and the cameras PC connection in order for the flash to work on some other cameras. The Canon Rebel XTi has a TTL (through the lens) hot shoe usable with Canon's own EX flash units. You can buy a "hot shoe to PC connector" if the TTL camera hot shoe doesn't work, but be extremely careful, the only problem that exists with the older manual flash units was the trigger voltage is as high as 200+volts which would fry digital camera hot shoes. I tried my unit with a Wein flash trigger device on the PC cord of the flash and my Canon D60 with it's own flash. All shots were overexposed and washed out highlights.  Here's a copy of the hot-shoe review:h The EOS 400D's hot-shoe can be used with Canon and third party flashes (although sync only on most third party units). The hot-shoe is E-TTL II compatible. Compatible flashes include Speedlite 220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 550EX, 580EX, Macro-Ring Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2.  The Canon Rebel XTi doesn't have a PC socket to plug in a manual flash trigger cord which common sense tells me there is no provision to step up the voltage to trigger manual flashes - so my answer is this combination is not a good idea on a Canon Rebel XTi. Hope this helps.

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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.
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.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.
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