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I have Vivitar 3900 flash that has not been used for several years. It will not run on batteries, due to excess current drain. If connected to a 5-7 volt power supply, the drain goes over .5 amps. The main capacitor (350 ufd @ 400 volts charges to 300 volts and when the flash is turned off holds a charge. Any suggestions for repair?

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The capacitor needs to be 're-formed'. Briefly, run through several charge/discharge cycles.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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Bought a new flash, I got my money's worth from the old Vivitar, 10+ years old.

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