Question about Vivitar 285HV Flash

1 Answer

So, how high a fall can Vivtar 285HV withstand?

Mine fell of the lightstand, 8 feet down. I was pretty confident it'd withstand it. But first it wouldn't start when I switched it on. Then, after forgetting the switch it in the "On" position for 20 minutes I came back to find the green light on the back lighting up (the one beside the knob for the settings dial. But the Green/Red lights did not start, and neither did the signature buzz that always starts when we turn them on.
So, no buzz, no blinking lights and no flash firing when I press the test button or use it with my camera.

Any ideas?

Posted by on

  • flugumadur Jan 23, 2008

    bahh... one of those things, bad luck really.

    But, re your question, the green light indicating "Power on" isn't lighting up. Just the one above that.

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 871 Answers

Omg, why did it fell? as we know that vivitar flash has so many little components in the inside, since its not really made "crash proof", you might have busted it already.

is the green light only turned on and not blinking?

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why will my kindle not turn on?


I think it's broken.

Most electronic gizmos are not built to withstand the sudden shock of being dropped. Take it apart and poke around, maybe you will see the problem, and can repair it. You have nothing to lose at this point, sorry.

Jul 26, 2014 | Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

1 Answer

Three point hitch wont lower, kubota l2550


Mine did the same thing. Below the front of the seat is a knob sticking toward the front of the tractor that is angled upward that controls the fall rate of the three point hitch. After searching the internet for a while I found what this knob is for and went out and turned it until the three point fell down. The knob is perfectly placed to bump with my foot as I get off the tractor (I have large feet and bump a lot of controls getting on and off) and I guess I had bumped it closed over time.
Dave

Jun 22, 2012 | Garden

1 Answer

I accidentally kicked my 1tb buffalo external hard disk and it fell the usb connection has been remove and when i connect it again the hard disk start to beep and the computer doesnt recognize and detect...


First try a different usb cable. The cable or the cable connectors may have been damaged as a result of the fall.
If that doesn't work and you are certain that your PC does not recognize the drive, then It appears to me that the fall damaged the delicate mechanical devices inside the drive and you will have to replace it.

Hard drives cannot withstand rough handling. If a hard drive is only dropped about 1 or 2 feet and it lands on a soft surface such as a carpet it MAY survive the fall. But if one falls from a higher elevation, (say 6 feet) onto a hard surfaced floor, it's almost a sure bet that the drive's internal mechanisms are permanently damaged.

To find out for sure, take it to a PC technician and have it tested. It should only cost you a few dollars.

If you believe that this information was helpful to you, please return to the FixYa website and rate my response to your question.
Regards,
Yavacotech

Dec 09, 2010 | Buffalo Technology 1TB DRIVESTATION COMBO...

1 Answer

My IOmega 500GB HDD worked excellent when one day it fell off from my bed (2 feet high). Since then, the drive wont function normally. The read/write speed is terrible.. The company claims it to handle...


Whatever you choose to do, the first thing you should do is back up all of your data immediately, in case the drive completely fails and you can't get to it.

Do you have a warranty on the hard drive? If so, you should send it back to the manufacturer after advising them of the 2-foot fall and have them either repair or replace it.

In case the problem is not actual damaged parts, you can run Scandisk or Chkdsk in Windows or DOS (with all of the options checked) to inspect and repair the drive and hopefully improve its performance.

Aug 30, 2010 | Iomega Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Camera wont turn on.


Hi there do not worry . It can be fixed. After fall down on the floor the lens guide pin is damaged or the power supply connection disconnect from the inside. That's why its not recognized the power supply. In both case the solution is visit service center they will fix it for you. Maximum charged is 40 - 70 USD. Thanks & waiting for your feedback.

Apr 01, 2010 | Kodak EASYSHARE M1063 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Miele Solaris won't turn on after falling down 1 stair.


there is no reset on this model. look @ your miele info & it shows you where it would be. I just had to look for mine when it would'nt start. mine ended up being cord winder kink affecting motor.

good luck

linda

Mar 15, 2009 | Miele S514 Solaris Bagged Canister Vacuum

1 Answer

Battery pack for 285hv


3600mA Be careful of shorting wires together. a.l9609@gmail.com

Jan 16, 2009 | Vivitar 285HV Flash

3 Answers

Will a Vivitar 285HV fry my Canon EOS 40D? I'd like to experiment with a Vivitar 285HV as an on-camera hot shoe flash. However, I'm reluctant to proceed because of conflicting reports about voltage...


Personally, I would not try it. While the Canon has a protection system built into the camera, the trigger voltage on the Vivitar is pretty high. I have had good results using a 283 on a slave shoe, you will have to stop down more with the extra light

Jan 08, 2008 | Vivitar 285HV Flash

Not finding what you are looking for?
Vivitar 285HV Flash Logo

Related Topics:

87 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Vivitar Cameras Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

SHARCNET-USA
SHARCNET-USA

Level 3 Expert

2130 Answers

Are you a Vivitar Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...