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Canon - Flash problem

Flash went does not flash.
Can i fix it myself ?
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Canon - Flash problem

My flash isin't * working :@ what do i doooo !

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Caution,the voltage can be every high...

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Re: Canon - Flash problem

Yes, you can fix it yourself.

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Re: Canon - Flash problem

There's no way you can fix the problem... Only a service center can, if they can? "needs Replacement"

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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Is the Vivitar Pro 648 a good flash or is it

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I have a Minolta 5600Hs flash. It's worked great

I would not recommend you fix it yourself since several of the inside componentes are high voltage and dangerous. But, why wont the flash turn on? if the batteries are good, could it be the battery contacts on the battery door and inside the flash? If the batteries have ever corroded (even a little) then that would be the problem. Use a pencil eraser to shine up the contacts until they are bright and shiney clean. Do not use sand paper or anthing vabbrasive as that will cause the contacts to corrod more and the problem will be worse.

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Make sure that you parked (pushed) the flash all the way to the front of the Hot Shoe until it will go no more, then turn/lock it down. Check to see if you can move flash around. You should not, means it's still loose and shorting with ground.

If you take the flash out, will the flash fires by itself?
Try pushing in one contact pin then two and so to see if flash goes off.

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Remove 4 AA batteries or when the flash goes off, turn off flash and remove batteries.
Wait for about two days.
Get Auto Brake Cleaner, comes in spray can, and sprays into the contacts. Best if you have Carb Cleaner instead of brake.
You can spray into a small cup and use a Qtip to clean.

Notes: Wear safety glasses and don't spray to much.
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DO NOT put batteries in or use until after 4 or 5 days.

Still, no luck. Then use a DVM to check.

Hope they are helpful.


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I have a 430ex and S5, I don't think the zoom head will move without being mounted on a camera.

If the flash test fires ok, then it should be fine.

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None of old/generic flashes will do. The XT camera is designed to recognize brand flashes and give a "Trought the Lens" light measurement in order to adjust flash output. It is possible to shot in manual mode if you are acquaint with this mode. Another issue is that generic flashes triggers in a higher voltage than the "designed for digital" what is potencially dangerous to the camera circuit.

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