Question about Canon Speedlite 430EX TTL Flash
Hi I have a Canon 430ex only about 7 months old, while using it, it made a loud bang (max flash sort of noise ) after which it would not work, the flash gun still makes a charging noise which continues, but will not reset / flash any more. And the batteries get very hot very quickly. Any idea whats wrong and what can I buy to fix it, It's not been dropped or got wet at any stage HELP please
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Make sure it is not set to manual 'M' on the display. To get it to shoot in ETTL (Through the lens) press the mode button and it should read ETTL in the top left corner. This then means that the light is metered thorugh the lens and you are not relying on the manual settings.
Hope that helps. I had the same problem when i first got my.
By the way a brilliant all round bit of kit. I have traveled the world to some fairly extreme temps and got it wet (Rain, humidity, sea spray to deserts and serious dust) All good.
Posted on Jul 13, 2008
This is where I found mine:
It's a 6 digit number located on the top half of the flash (the bit that tilts backwards and forwards). On one side it says Speedlite 430EX II, on the other side there are a few symbols and underneath is the serial number engraved on the plastic.
I also found it printed on the warranty card that came inside the box.
Posted on May 06, 2009
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
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Typically, it means your batteries are low but I am sure that you know that already.
The next cause is a mechanical failure. The flash has capacitors that **** up the battery power until they have a full charge and the trigger the ready light. Therefore, if your batteries are good then it is likely that the capacitors are disconnected or have failed. Eitherway, you will most likely have to send it out to a Canon service center. You can find service centers at www.canonusa.com.
I hope this helps. Good luck!
Posted on Jan 16, 2011
Check the contacts on both the camer and the lens. I usually clean mine with methylated spirits or isopropyl alcohol. I have to do this every 3 months or so as dirt or even oils from your hands can stop the contacts from working properly.
Posted on Jan 21, 2011
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