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Ewvery time I put new batteries in my Metz mecablitz 28 AF-4C the unit goes red hot and i have to remove the batteries because of the heat and smell of burning, I bought alkaline bats from my local camera shop....help. margaret

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Appears to be a dead short internally. Get a repair estimate for the Metz; sounds like it may be too far gone for that, though. Sorry.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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