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Old Aug 27, 2006, 12:41 PM   #1
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I've had my flash inactive for a very long time - read years. I've inserted new batteries but it won't work - contact are clean and no corrosion. I don't have the power supply so can't test it.

Does a flash die if in active for such long periods of time? Anyway I could revive it or test it otherwise.

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Old Aug 27, 2006, 5:18 PM   #2
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Does the unit make any noises, or give a flashing or solid red light on the indicator? If not, I would suspect bad connection somewhere- power switch, or battery cnnections internally. Or possibly, (yes, I have been guilty of this myself) batteries inserted incorrectly.

If unit is trying to start up - making squealing sound and red light on, but just not giving the green light indicating charged, the problem may be in the high-voltage capacitor. These can dry out over time and not be restorable. Sometimes, repeated starting will bring them back.

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Old Aug 27, 2006, 5:44 PM   #3
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Thanks Brian. None of the familiar starting-up noises and batteries inserted properly and changed a couple of times to make sure.

I guess dried-out - like me.
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