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Minolta Maxxum 3200i Flash does work

I have a Minolta Maxxum 7000i camera with a 3200i flash. My problem is the flash stopped working. The batteries are new and inserted properly. When I attach the unit to the camera all the control lights (on the back of the unit) work and the flash appears to be ready for use. But when I actually take the photo the flash doesn't flash. Any ideas?

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Try to short out the flash and see if the flash flashes.

Remove flash from camera.
New or fresh bateries installed.
Get wire with insulation and remove both end bare to 1/4"
Turn on flash and wait until light turn green or ready.
Touch one lead to center of flash pin, touch other end to the outside(rail on the side) pin.

Flash should discharges.

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Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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