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Vivitar flash won't charge the capacitor.

I'd like to dismantle a vivitar 285. What's the trick to doing this and how difficult to repair capacitor?

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Finally try with 4 fresh Alkaline by DURACELL.
It will turn green.
If not the capacitor needs to be replaced

Posted on Mar 04, 2010

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    tahoe5576 Feb 10, 2014

    NO, its not the CAP it seam to be an open circuit.

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    tahoe5576 Feb 10, 2014

    It has NEW batterys all ready...

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    tahoe5576 Feb 10, 2014

    Add a CommentIts been working for the last 20 Years, just fine...

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Hello,

You can't repair the capacitor, only replacement.
Are you sure it's the capacitor or just guessing?

If you know how to put a bicycle together without using a manual, then it's not hard.

Just needs:
Phillip Screwdriver
Very thin blade to remover the round plate
Flat Blade Screwdriver
Solder and Soldering Gun.

Be very careful on the HV discharge fromm the cap.

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