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Posted 19 July 2015 - 06:04 PM

Hello everyone,


Last week I purchased the Yongnuo 560 IV from amazon at a good rate, and this week I finally had an opportunity to play with it.  I immediately loaded the flash with 4 double AA alkaline batteries like the company suggests, and when I turned it on the pilot light stays green lit.  In fact, only on occasion does it turn red and become ready to fire, and only even more on occasion does it fire repeatedly when I shoot.  This is my first flash and I didn't go for the wireless trigger or anything special because I wanted to focus on my flash basics.  The flash when utilized is camera mounted, and it just doesn't seem to want to do anything once attached.  I searched online for troubleshooting guides, and I didn't come across anything very helpful.  Tutorials for the flash are more like exciting reviews (which is why I opted for the flash in the first place), so nothing helpful. 


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Posted 19 July 2015 - 06:59 PM

Welcome to our photography forum David. From what you described it sounds like you have a defective unit, do not hesitate, return it for a replacement!

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 07:15 PM

Does it flash if you press the pilot (test) button ?

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 07:41 PM

Paul, that's exactly what I have been thinking, and occasionally it fires after I press the button, but I have to wait for it to be red first.  I'm going to grab better batteries tomorrow and try again.  I've been using new batteries, but super cheap ones.  If that doesn't work, it's going back for a replacement. 

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 01:59 PM

Sounds like either weak batteries or a defective unit.

Lot of the cheap no-name batteries don't have the oumph to drive a power hungry flash.

Try some real name brand like Duracell or Energizer and if it still does not work back to Amazon for a replacement!


Some of the Yongnuo's did have issues with the battery door cover not closing well too.


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