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2800 Flash Unit will not turn on. New batteries have been installed.

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    Put new batteries in my vivitar avto thyrirtor-2800-d

    put batteries in right position but does not work

  • Daisybor Aug 16, 2008

    I put in four new AA batteries, and the unit would not turn on. It had been sitting in a closet for years prior to this happening. I was working fine the last time I used it. I made sure all contacts were clean of any dirt or obstructions, but unit will still not turn on.

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    vivitar auto thyristor 2800-d, noo flash new batteries.

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