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Re: In need of repair
If you need our help, please be clear. I for one have no ideal what you're talking about.
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Name of flash? Model of flash? What camera will this be attached onto, by Hot Shoe or PC? Trouble or problem that you're having when using this flash. Using reg. batteries or rechargeable and so on.
What is "popped something in my flash...?" Only studio bulb popped if they are rated 1000ws and higher on max discharged, not four AA batteries flash. You can hear when the studio flash goes off within 5 feet.
Maybe we can help you to fix your flash by yourself. You'll be our hands.
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Depending on damage that might have been done when you dropped it, you might try this:
Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the problem might be easy to fix. VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Now power on the camera and see if it works. If not, you might have to send it in for repairs.
In short, no. In view of the extremely high and potentially fatal voltages which are in a flash even when turned off, repairs by untrained and unqualified persons are strongly discouraged. Olympus and Panasonic will not supply these parts except to dealers and repairers. You can get them from unoffocial sources, but the flash tubes may not be within official tolerances and so you end up with a flash which permanently over or under exposes.
You should try it only if you have the capable skill. Too much heat on the contact for too long may damage the plastic around them making the connection or mounting of the flash worse. If you have the ability you could do it, but make double sure that you are connecting the correct wire to the proper contact, since each contact has a specific job. If you are not sure send it back to promaster for best results. http://www.promaster.com/support/repairs.asp
I am not a camera repair guy, but it sounds like the small spring that lifts it and keeps it up, is broken. How to fix? 1. Buy a similar camera on Ebay for parts. Remove the top. Unsolder the wires to the flash and remove it from the parts camera. Set it aside. Take your camera apart the same way. Swap parts, and reassemble. Be careful no to pinch any wires or you will have to do this all over again. Oh yes, DO NOT touch the flash capacitor in either camera or you could get a nasty shock that requires medical attention. 2. Pay a repair guy to repair it for you. 3. Buy another camera with a working flash. 4. Buy an add-on flash for the camera.
I have the same problem, I have looked every where even on the Olympus site and have no luck finding anything, I paid £280 pounds for this unit and have hardly used it.
Took it to a few repair center's & they reckon £200 pounds to repair it (how can that be) I only want it repaired and am sure it is the bulb I don't want to buy a new one this could happen again at great cost to me.
I have to say I am not very happy with Olympus at all, bad service, & lack of help with this problem.
Contact Holly Enterprises- The manufacture a metal foot to replace broken plastic ones on flash units. The made one specifically for some of the popular Vivatar flash units and I am not sure if theses can be used with your flash unit ro if the have others that are made especially for you strobe. I also don't know if the are user installable.
If you have to take the unit apart to do this procedure, you have to consider the high voltages that can remain in the unit even after is it turned off, If Holly can not assist you, check with the distributor of the flash- It may be better to have it professionallyrepairedin case there are other issues such as disconnected or broken wires that may have been damaged when the base was torn off.
Please let me know if you have any lick with this. Ed
It will take some fiddling around with very small parts to get that installed.
Or you can send it in to Olympus- I know a couple of people that have been charged ~$50 for the repair and Olympus also reconditions everything as well.