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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.
If you know basic soldering, Open the old hot shoe from base (4 screws).Note down the position of the wires. Try to fire the flash with shorting two trigger wires,most ly it will fire. If the springy contact is adjustable do it.If it is not repairable, you can get metal hot shoe from ebay easily. Caution: metal hot shoe will short circuit 4 TTL contacts (on digital camera) ,so you need to put cello tape at bottom of hot shoe with only center hole. Hope this solves.
The red wire connects to the center contact and the black connects to the outside/ground connector. The other wires are to be isolated and insulated from everything else, tape those up and put them out of the way.
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
Hello, after breaking mine this morning I was able to fix the flash so It can fire from the hotshoe.
Any automatic TTL features will still not work however atleast you will be able too fire in auto, and manual modes.
I simply opened the flash by taking off the hotshoe, and then swiveling the flash head 90 degrees to expose the four screws there. You need only remove the two screws from the front side of the unit.
Open the battery door and gently pull away the front case (Be careful there are several delicate ribbon cables that you do not want to snap. From here you can either unscrew all the ribon cables to free yourself room to solder or try and dodge them.
You should now be able to see the rear side of the PC sync socket. There is a blue wire that joins the outer edge of the socket - this is ground. Solder onto this point and join onto the top left circle of the PCB board of the hotshoe. (Opposite corner from where the ribbon cable attatches) There are copper circles exposed on the pcb for easy soldering.
Next, return to the rear of the PC sync socket and note the orange wire coming from the centre pin. Solder a wire to this point, and then down to the hotshoe PCB and to the circle that joins to the centre pin of the hotshoe. (Trace the circuit paths)
Sorry I did this about 30mins ago and I'm remembering this out of my head.