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430EX won't fire.

My flash suddenly quit working. The red light comes on, so it's charged and ready, but it won't fire, on the camera or off. Any ideas? Thanks. canon 430 ex will not fire and red light stays on

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Can you short the pins to have the flash fired?a.l9609@gmail.com

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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.

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Hey i have a 430ex mk1 which when turned on did not fire and red pilot light did not show , i have had the flash since 2006,

i have also tired new batterys and the LCD Light works and the Txt shows up,

did you work out the problem and also how to fix it?

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