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#1 Mark Holden

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 04:07 PM

Hello

 

I've had a read around and not come across this problem so thought I'd ask ;) 

 

Wondering if I've killed my flash head filament. 

 

Aperlite YH-700C when attached to the Hot Shoe was working fine then just simply stopped firing, the flash still talks to the camera (Canon 500D) and vice versa even the DOF preview works when you half press the shutter button.  If I try to test fire the flash I get three beeps which means flash charging but the led is red which means ready to fire.  There are no low battery indicators showing (and I've put fresh fully charged batteries in)

 

I'm at a loss and thinking I've burnt the filament out I've not been using the flash on full power or strobing.

 

Hoping someone may have an idea other than its broke mate as i've only used it for about 20 or so shots.

 

Mark 



#2 john whittaker

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 11:37 AM

remove your flash from your camera, then with manual in your hand see how much you can control off camera, operations and compare it to the manual, if every thing works , then you have a communication problem between your camera and flash.

 

if it wont be controlled off your camera and does not function as manufacture says , you have a dud , send it back for a replacement. 

 

yes it does happen !  I had to send back my new 7d mark 2 camera for a replacement.

so a flash that is new can also fail, but do your testing first.

 

hope this helps.


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#3 Mark Holden

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 02:14 PM

Thanks John I'm thinking I may have to try for a replacement.

 

Mark






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