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May 25, 2016 17:25 |  #1

I have a couple Yongnuo flashed and i love them! My 1 year old, hardly used YN560III was working the other day, but now it always fires full power no matter what!
I've seen this issue online, anybody have a solution or deal with their support?


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May 26, 2016 00:52 |  #2

drisley wrote in post #18019073 (external link)
I have a couple Yongnuo flashed and i love them! My 1 year old, hardly used YN560III was working the other day, but now it always fires full power no matter what!
I've seen this issue online, anybody have a solution or deal with their support?

The answer as you'll find online is that you paid a disposable price so you don't have to worry about future repair costs.


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May 26, 2016 01:42 |  #3

Their support has been phenomenal for me, i contacted them via their facebook page.

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They overnighted me a Item straight from Hong Kong to my doorstep in California.


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May 26, 2016 11:57 |  #4

In my experience, the design and construction of their strobes is pretty good for a "disposable" item. I was able to replace a flash tube (broken when someone knocked my flash onto the floor) by myself for $10 and had a good look at the internals.

If you're getting full power pops no matter the power setting, it's possibly the IGBT control circuit. It's worth contacting YN support. Even if you have to buy a brand new replacement Yongnuo, it'll still be cheaper than getting a Canon repaired - and far less than a new one.


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May 27, 2016 01:21 |  #5

They emailed me this... SO in the end it will cost almost as much to ship back and forth as to buy new.

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Dear User,

Thanks for your email!
If your speed-lite is defective and it needs to be repaired, please send it back with the following procedures(Please note that you should undertake the postage back and forth, and the postage sending 1 speedlite back to you is about $25USD or more):

1. Please send it via registered mail.

2. Please attach a note stating the problems of the faulted products.

3. Please provide us your consignee address, contact number and E-mail address.

4. We will charge the shipping cost for sending the fixed item back to you. We will send you an request of charging the postage (all kinds of fees are included) from the third party payment platform PayPal(www.PayPal.com (external link)). Please follow the tips in the email we send and make the payment of the postage with your Paypal, credit card and debit card. The request will be sent when the item is repaired.

5. We will charge the related cost if in need of changing the components due to human error.


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May 27, 2016 01:21 as a reply to  @ maverick75's post |  #6

Will try this and report back.


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May 28, 2016 02:22 |  #7

Heya,

I shoot with a trio of 560III's. Wonderful speedlites.

Personally, if one of mine went faulty, I wouldn't pay shipping to a place, and $25 shipping back. By then, you easily spent $40 or so. When a new 560III is about $55. I'd rather just have a new flash. Just another way to look at it.

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Jun 23, 2016 17:45 |  #8

I just got a new YN 560IV and it's doing the same thing, as are ALL my other YN flashes on cam or with a trigger . Could my camera have fried them?

Canon flash is fine.


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