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Trying to re-activate a Metz45CL-4 flash gun . Only activity is t

That the TTL light comes on but no sound . what do you suggest.

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  • ginorullo Feb 07, 2009

    all 6 batteries are fully charged AA 1.5 v . As stated when switch on post is activated the TTL light comes on but no sound is heard . There does not seem to be anything else happening in the unit.

  • ginorullo Feb 07, 2009

    Can you give me some more info on these electrolytic capacitators ? Is this unit repairable and is the unit worth the repair charges . Who is capable of repairing this unit if all the answers are positive.

  • ginorullo Feb 07, 2009

    Can some one answer the second half of my question ?

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Possibly.
It's usually a small, seperate transformer, that has a capacitor discharged
through it, and produces a several KV pulse, on a seperate
electrode (usually on the outside of the tube, at one end) to cause the tube
to strike.
If it were me, I'd take apart the lighter I've got next to me, connect two
leads to the pezio device, and after removing the connection to the trigger
transformer, connect it, and see if triggering the lighter would light
the tube.
If so, there is a problem with the trigger transformer.

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    Sibananda Jena Feb 07, 2009

    Possibly.
    It's usually a small, seperate transformer, that has a capacitor discharged
    through it, and produces a several KV pulse, on a seperate
    electrode (usually on the outside of the tube, at one end) to cause the tube
    to strike.
    If it were me, I'd take apart the lighter I've got next to me, connect two
    leads to the pezio device, and after removing the connection to the trigger
    transformer, connect it, and see if triggering the lighter would light
    the tube.
    If so, there is a problem with the trigger transformer.

  • Sibananda Jena
    Sibananda Jena Feb 07, 2009

    Possibly.
    It's usually a small, seperate transformer, that has a capacitor discharged
    through it, and produces a several KV pulse, on a seperate
    electrode (usually on the outside of the tube, at one end) to cause the tube
    to strike.
    If it were me, I'd take apart the lighter I've got next to me, connect two
    leads to the pezio device, and after removing the connection to the trigger
    transformer, connect it, and see if triggering the lighter would light
    the tube.
    If so, there is a problem with the trigger transformer.

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Trying to re-activate a Metz45CL-4 flash gun . Onl - 6ab4bc6.jpg
Don't know if this will help.

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The sound comes when the capacitors are discharged with a bang. You may need to look into the capacitors on the unit and check if they are all right..

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Hi
you have problem with electrolytic capacitors

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  • gopinath pasupathy Feb 08, 2009

    the unit is repairable.....but it cant be worth repairing it.... the electrolytic capacitor for your specification is difficult to get ...... this job has to be done by technican ..........

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Check battery of Flash Gun.

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    rockfixya Feb 07, 2009

    follow the below link for more info.>>

    http://www.fixya.com/support/t1226337-me...

    Thanks

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    rockfixya Feb 07, 2009

    Might be the Speaker gone dam. check that first.


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    rockfixya Feb 07, 2009

    is the information is on the link>>

    http://www.fixya.com/support/t1226337-me...

    (copy the link and past ityour browser tab)

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    rockfixya Feb 07, 2009

    Repairs? Unless you are a qualified and well equipped electronics technician, it is best to stay out of the innards of electronic flash equipment. Although the battery voltage is low, it is stepped up to very high voltages (at least 300 to 400 VDC) within the unit. Theses voltages can cause sever burns, nerve damage and even death if you should come in contact with them- and in some units, even after the power is turned off.
    At this point in time,repair of you unit may not be cost effective but if you can't get ti going with the aforementioned test procedures you should check with you local repair facility of the unit's distributor- they MAY have a reasonable repair plan.


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    rockfixya Feb 07, 2009

    yes here is a full def. of Electrolytic capacitor>>

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolyti...

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Can you please more specific on this.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

  • micromaster
    micromaster Feb 07, 2009


    • Try this- Start off with fresh batteries and install them in the unit.
      Make sure the battery terminals are clean and free of dirt, dust,
      corrosion are residue from leaking old batteries.

    • If they are dirty,
      clean them with denatured alcohol, an ink eraser or an emery board, depending on the amount of dirt or residue.

    • Switch the unit on and listen for the sound- if you don't hear anything, move the batteries around and listen again for the sound- it it is intermittent, clean the battery compartment again and make sure the springs are tensioned up.



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