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May 07, 2010 01:20 |  #1

I just replaced the batteries in my flash since it wasn't firing...

After putting in the new batteries.. it started making this weird clicking sound, when I turned the power on. It only lasts for less than a minute, and they it stops.

Problem is, that it won't let me change any settings after it stops clicking. It's just frozen at +3 or -2, or whatever the last setting was changed to while it was clicking.

Anyone ever have this kind of problem before?


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May 07, 2010 01:53 |  #2

https://photography-on-the.net …light=580ex+bro​ken+repair

your flash zoom head inside the flash sounds like it was jostled off track. it happens. you can tap your flash to see if it comes back on track, but if that doesn't work, open it up and reset it. it's not too hard. beats paying $150 for canon to simply put it back on.


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May 07, 2010 12:45 |  #3

hi kristy
if you are a CPS member I think it will cost you only around $80 to make your 580 to its factory condition




  
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May 07, 2010 15:11 |  #4

c2thew wrote in post #10136976 (external link)
https://photography-on-the.net …light=580ex+bro​ken+repair

your flash zoom head inside the flash sounds like it was jostled off track. it happens. you can tap your flash to see if it comes back on track, but if that doesn't work, open it up and reset it. it's not too hard. beats paying $150 for canon to simply put it back on.

Thanks for the link... I'm not confident enough to open it up.. but maybe my husband can play with it for me. The link is very useful. :)

canondslr wrote in post #10139410 (external link)
hi kristy
if you are a CPS member I think it will cost you only around $80 to make your 580 to its factory condition

bummer.. I'm not a CPS member.. I don't have enough "pro" gear to qualify... oh well....

Oh and I forgot to say the flash will fire when the clicking noise ends.. it just doesn't allow me to change any settings.... :confused:


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May 13, 2010 18:52 |  #5

get it fixed




  
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