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
I have the same problem. Worked for 3 years and now the battery charges to green but goes dead immediately. I've changed batteries. Its the camera not the batteries. Works fine plugged in. Obviously the cameras are not charging the batteries. Canon must know but I cannot find a fix and warranty is over. I guess buying the expensive camera of the day isnt always assuring you of quality.
Posted on Jan 16, 2008
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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
Be aware that the built in flash does not pop up automatically in all picture modes. Try it when in the different modes (on the mode dial) and see what I mean. Does it popo up when manually opened ?, (small button on front left hand side of the viewing pentaprism/flash housing.)
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
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