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Metz 44AF-4C ready light does not come on,has new batteries, all functions work?

Has not been turn on for a while

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The energy for the very short, very high brightness flash is held in the flash capacitor of the photo flash lamp. This capacitor degrades if is not charged for long (years), and needs formatting, which is a slow charging and 2-3 consecutive shots. Sometime the first charging takes significantly longer than normal time, even minutes. If however the ready lamp does not come up even after some minutes, the flash lamp may have developed an internal fault, which can only fixed by a trained repairman. Another common culprit is wrong contact in the battery compartment. Batteries left in the flash for long often leak, and corrode the contact springs and leaves. These can be cleaned with soaked with vinegar cotton tabs (ear cleaning buds), followed by mechanical cleaning with pencil eraser.

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One of your cells is defective.
It maybe brand new, but we don't know how long it's been in the box.


You will need a DVM to troubleshoot the battery.

atdlee@netzero.com

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