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Old Jan 22, 2013, 4:01 AM   #1
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I have got the nissin di466 flash, it says in the instructions to switch the flash on and the pilot light will go green after a few seconds to say its ready, which it does.

However, it will only take about 4-5 photographs and then the pilot light goes red and it refuses to take any more pictures, it will then only work again if i switch it off, take the batteries out and put them back in, then switch it on again, and then it does the same thing again and again, its driving me mad!!!

It got four 2700mAh rechargeable batteries in which should be more than powerful enough for it.

Is it faulty?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 3:12 PM   #2
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G'day Sarah

Whatta bugga
qwik answer - yes it sounds faulty

Take the flash back to the shop & show them its behaviour - or if an internet purchase, email them with your nicely-explained note above !!

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 3:16 PM   #3
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Yes, it sounds like you got a defective one. I would request an exchange.
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ahhhh poop.

It was off Amazon, not the easiest play to get a refund/exchange!
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Amazon in Germany is just as easy as the US. I am surprise that it would be more difficult in the UK.
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ahhhh poop.

It was off Amazon, not the easiest play to get a refund/exchange!
Sarah, I know it can be a little frustrating, but Amazon is not bad to deal with on refunds or exchanges. I have done one of each. It would be MUCH easier to return it to your local merchant, and see their faces, but, the internet is more convenient, is gas/petrol friendly, and we can only hope to get it right the first time. Good luck.
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Before you decide the flash is defective, try it out with another set of batteries. I have had some sets with one defective cell. Test them individually.
I have had similar problems with a camera, which would stop working until the batteries were replaced, even if with the same ones. There is a detector in the unit which, when it sees low voltage, won't let the unit work until it is reset by removing all power.

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Rechargeable batteries can be a pain in the neck sometimes. Even they are supposed to be fully charged and yet one of them could be bad. It happened to me a couple of times that one of the 4 batteries inside the flash didn't hold the charge and quit after a few shots. Now I always measure the voltage of each battery before I go out on assignment. If you have a multimeter handy, you can do that to verify all batteries are good. If you don't, just try another set of batteries. Alkaline batteries are fine in trouble shooting.
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Thank you, we did think of this shortly after and i have put the batteries into the charger and they discharged then recharged, just in case one or more of them were at different levels of charge as they have been used in pairs.

I am going to try it out, and if there is still a problem i will buy a new set of batteries to try and then if it fails again, look into a exchange/refund
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put a set of li ion AA into the camera, while they are a bit expensive. It will really tell you if it is you batteries. Li Ion AA have much great capacity when dealing with high power require electronics.
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