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Old March 4th, 2013, 02:15 PM
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Anyone ever have an external flash "Pop" and

than stop working. The electronics work but the flash does not flash and when I shake it it reminds me of what a light bulb that is bad does. It is an Olympus FL-50R and so I guess I'm wondering if this has ever happened to anyone do you know if it is repairable or am I going to have to invest in a new one? GLAD this is not wedding season!! I do have a couple other flashes but this is my big one
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Old March 6th, 2013, 07:02 AM
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Re: Anyone ever have an external flash "Pop" and

I'd contact Olympus and see if they can service it, or call around to the larger stores and see if their repair departments could handle it before buying a new one. Heck, if you're confident enough in your DIY abilities you could do it yourself.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 12:18 PM
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Re: Anyone ever have an external flash "Pop" and

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Heck, if you're confident enough in your DIY abilities you could do it yourself.
I'd be extremely careful doing a DIY repair. There are some pretty high voltages via capacitors in flash heads.

This is just an opinion, but it sounds to me like your flash tube has burnt out. Repair would depend on cost vs. simply getting a new flash.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 09:08 AM
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Re: Anyone ever have an external flash "Pop" and

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I'd be extremely careful doing a DIY repair. There are some pretty high voltages via capacitors in flash heads.

This is just an opinion, but it sounds to me like your flash tube has burnt out. Repair would depend on cost vs. simply getting a new flash.
Definitely. You can easily do some decent damage if you touch the wrong bit.

I've been blown across the room(and simultaneously destroyed televisions) more than a few times when I was younger as my curiosity got the better of me dealing with TVs. My father used to be in electronics and did repair work on the side, he never took it well when I decided to try and fix them when he wasn't around.

I've absorbed a lot of juice in my time.
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