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Metz 45CL-4 Service Manual wanted..


I need a copy of a Metz 45CL-4 Service Manual. I have one for a 45CT-5 in German, but it's not exactly the same and takes forever to translate. The cover is marked "Technik und Service". A copy in any language would be helpful, but preferably in English.

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  • Neil Feb 28, 2009

    Hi Lars,

    Thanks for the link, but it's for Owners Manuals.
    I need a Service Manual for repairs.

    Regards,

    Neil

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Hi !

Here is a link to the Metz manufacturer:

http://www.metz.de/en/photo-electronics/instruction-manuals/mecablitz.html

I hope it will be to some help.

Regards Lars

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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HELP! I have several 45CT & CL which were ignored ofr yerars and now will not fire up. Where can I get a service manual? I suspect the capacitor.

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Hello! Do you still have the Metz CT-5 service manual? My Metz doesn't give any "flash ready" signal on cameras (I try with Canon, Minolta, Chinon...), I checked the SCA500 cable and it is OK, and comparing with another flash I noticed the ready flash pin seems dead. also TTL couldn't work in this situation. So could you give me a link of the service manual? Thank you very much, and Happy New Year!
Mario

Posted on Jan 01, 2010

  • Neil Jul 16, 2011

    Hi Rokkor,

    I didn't get it from a link, it's a photocopy of the actual manual.

    Neil

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