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Minolta Electroflash 360px will not fire.

I have the 360px attached to a Minolta x-700.  When the shutter is released, the mirror goes up, but the flash does not fire and the mirror never comes down.  Batteries in flash and on camera are new.

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  • hercules196 Dec 09, 2008

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    1.  Yes, if I hit the test button it flashes
    2.  Camera is fully operational on its own
    3.  I am using the hot shoe not wire
    4.  Yes flash is attached firmly to hot shoe

  • John Buettner May 11, 2010

    hercules196,

    if your 360PX, is new it's not compatible with the X700. only the older 360PX is compatible. does the flash ready symbol in finder light when flash is fully charged ? are the contacts on flash the same as on hot shoe ? have you tried a different dedicated flash to rule out aether flash or camera problem. i am trying to determine before suggesting camera must be repaired as there are no new parts for the X700

  • John Buettner May 11, 2010

    I need to know, hercules196

    1- Does the strobe fire manually off the camera ?

    2- Does the shutter fire using manual speeds ?

    3- Are you using hot shoe or wire sync, ?

    4- Is the strobe locking tight if using hot shoe ?

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Hate to be the bearer of bad news sounds like my camera! The capacitors are notorious in these cameras they dry out if you don't use the cameras regularly and they need to be replaced most camera shops are aware of this. The parts are available to them on micro-tools.com if they have a hard time sourcing them. Hope this helps

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