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Hi, my vivitar 7388s flash isnt working! i was wondering would it be able to be fixed? thanx

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If you have the expertise take the unit apart be careful the tube is fragile try not to touch the tube the parts inside are simple to find at radio shak more than likely their is a bad capacitor would wright down the numbers or take the item in their wile apart at look at their component section you can buy the parts their most likely for under 4 bucks get a solder iron and some rosen core solder as well and replace the components make note of the polarities of the capacitor the neg(-) side will have a black stripe if the case color is black then it will be white diodes are ether black with a white or silver stripe replace as they are on the circuit board wile you have it apart it might be best to replace all you can it is rare that the flash tube will be bad if you do touch it clean the tube with rubbing alchol and a q-tip try not to get any on any other parts.assemble and test. hope this helps.

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