Question about Canon Speedlite 430EX TTL Flash

1 Answer

Batteries leaking Hi I bought the best batteries duracell from Costco and could not figure out why the batteries leaked in my light???is it the batteries or the Flash??

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Should be the batteries. I only use rechargeables. Never had a problem.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Camera says batteries low, replace

Make sure you are using fresh batteries when you are replacing them. If you are using rechargeable batteries, let them charge until the indicator light on the base unit turns green. If the indicator light on the base unit flashes red, the batteries are no longer good.
Cheap batteries form dollar stores (Sunbeam, or store brand name) do not last long, and digital point and shoots eat up those types in a few uses. Best to use Duracell or Energizer batteries for Cameras. They dont have to be Lithium, or digi camera specific batteries. Those are expensive and unnecessary. Basic Duracell or Energizer will do.

Feb 03, 2015 | Sanyo Vpc-s1414 14 Mp Digital Camera Vpc S...

1 Answer

Duracell d4 alkaline life expectancy

According to Duracell the shelf life of MN batteries is very good... It is dependent on temperature.... At say 20 deg Celcius LESS than 4% per year and at human body temperature (38 degrees) is still LESS than 10% ... But actual life may depend on the physical corrosion of the casing and be dependend on storage....


Dec 10, 2014 | Duracell D-Size Alkaline Battery Pack -...

1 Answer

Battery usage?

Duracell are the equivalent of several cheapo batteries and
they dont leak! Cheapo batteries if they leak can damage your
camera really badly..dont ever leave them in the camera.
has the camera got a socket for an AC adaptor

May 31, 2014 | Nikon L28 CoolPix 20.1 MegaPixel Digital...

1 Answer

Can you help me ? i need to know how to dispose of leaking alkaline batteries safely

Alkaline batteries can be disposed of with your other household wasted. They no longer put mercury in them.

Oct 05, 2012 | Duracell Ultra Alkaline AA Batteries 4/pk...

1 Answer

Do you know how i can dispose of AA leaking alkaline batteries safely?

These can be disposed of in your normal household wast bin. They no longer put mercury in these.

Oct 05, 2012 | Duracell Ultra Alkaline AA Batteries 4/pk...

2 Answers

Replaced batteries, fires once, red light stays on. Turn off, restart, same pattern.

Hi Larry,

Change all four batteries, I think one or more were not 1.25 or more voltages.

Jan 11, 2010 | Vivitar 285HV Flash

1 Answer

Batteries leaked, now it won't work

When batteries leak, that fluid can runn all around the inside nad in the wires and disolve the tiny connections on the circut boards. If the contact are really clean and shiney bright, and the flash won't work may be time to buy a new flash.

Sep 27, 2009 | Nikon SB-400 Flash

2 Answers

Vivitar 285 not working

You don't need a Manual.
In 285 HV there is only one Power on/off switch.
If that switch is on and batteries are new Alkaline (like duracell-no chepo )or fully charged and working rechargebles,and yet the ready light do not come the flash has defect inside.For sure.

Jul 27, 2009 | Vivitar 285HV Flash

1 Answer

I have not used my Metz 45ct-5 flash for over a year.

You may have to install new batteries, a few times. The Capacitor will **** the life out of the batteries as it builds up its charge. I have a Hasselblad D-Flash 40 this happened to. Bought as Mint. Not used in over 1 year. When I received it, I was absolutely pissed that I bought more ebay junk. But, I persisted. I think I went through 30 batteries, before the Capacitor rejuvenated itself. Try. Best of luck.

Apr 05, 2009 | Camera Flashes

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

See all Canon Speedlite 430EX TTL Flash Questions

Canon Speedlite 430EX TTL Flash Logo

Related Topics:

173 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Camera Flashes Experts


Level 2 Expert

246 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers


Level 2 Expert

76 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides