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Metz 45CT-4 power output

My unit only operates on full power with no automatic operation. I can hear the unit pop on full power and I do not have any automatic correct exposure indicator operation
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  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    CL FLASH WORKING ON ONLY MANUAL

  • ellinuxero Mar 31, 2009

    I have the same problem. No auto, no M/2, no M/4, no Wind. Always operate at full power. I think it's not "an auto mode problem" because no Manual/2, Manual/4 works (wind neather)



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Have it serviced, or sell it. The culprit of this malfunction is either a faulty quench capacitor, of high capacitance and voltage, but small physical size, or a thyristor. Both are made of "unobtainium", can only be cannibalized from organ donors.

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Batteries is necessary for multi mod, full power only for power pack(Quantum etc) connection without batteries installed.

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