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I am using the flash with Canon A1, some times the unit doesn't flash. On and off it flashes. What could be the problem, I replaced the camera cable as well.

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So you replaced the cable between the camera and the flash, it could be a contacts issue (use a electrical contact cleaner) or there is a fault in the flash unit. Do you have a spare camera you can test with

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Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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