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Broken YN560 III (only full power flashes) - any fixes?

 
pulsar123
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Nov 10, 2017 15:33 |  #1

I've used 5 of these for a couple of years in my home studio, all worked great, but now one of them would only flash at full power (regardless of the power setting). Anyone else had this issue? I wonder what got broken to cause these symptoms, and if it is fixable? (I already ordered a replacement, but still curious.)


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MalVeauX
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Nov 10, 2017 15:40 |  #2

Probably not worth the trouble.

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=ycPYUknwNfY (external link)

But none of my YN flashes have had this problem. I have 3 x 560 III's. So I have not had to do anything to fix them. They're $50 used commonly, and that's how I bought all mine. Probably not worth fixing unless you just have stuff laying around that is needed.

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pulsar123
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Nov 11, 2017 15:48 |  #3

Thanks, the video is crazy, but it pushed me in the right direction, and eventually I found this thread:

https://www.dpreview.c​om/forums/post/5630447​8 (external link)

I opened my flash, and the transistor is TIG056. I have the right tools (hot air soldering station), and as I have 6 YN560 and this seems to be a fairly common issue, I should order a bunch of these transistors from eBay.


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