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My Rf-602 is being a big hassle.

 
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Mar 01, 2011 01:43 |  #1

I was very happy with my purchase of the Yongnuo Rf-602 because it worked perfectly as expected with my 430EX II. Problem is now after I'm guessing...300 pops with it, the hotshoe is just turning on for one second then turning off, sometimes even pre-firing my flash right when i turn on the hotshoe with the flash on and then completely dying. It has became frustrating when i look online for solutions because I can't find anything and I don't believe the voltage is different for the 430EX II. I replaced the batteries with no luck and yet here i am sitting with my camera and my Rf-602 feeling clueless. the flash is in ETTL mode if that makes any difference which it hasn't for most my shots. I don't want to be spending money on new flash triggers so any advice would help. I also tried putting it on the same channel and no luck still. HELP!

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-my hotshoe turns on for one second and shuts off completely and won't turn back on unless i take off the speedlight for a couple mins. Same cycle over and over




  
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Mar 01, 2011 05:16 |  #2

Are the contacts OK. I left the batteries in a little long and ever so slightly corroded one of the terminals. It was hard to tell, I only noticed after I pulled it apart as a last resort.




  
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Mar 01, 2011 08:03 |  #3

The flash needs to be in manual mode with those triggers.




  
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Mar 01, 2011 08:15 |  #4

egordon99 wrote in post #11935235 (external link)
The flash needs to be in manual mode with those triggers.

Agreed. RF602 doesn't support ETTL, so I'm not sure the problem is with the triggers.... ;) :D


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Mar 01, 2011 09:58 |  #5

Kikkoman wrote in post #11934286 (external link)
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-my hotshoe turns on for one second and shuts off completely and won't turn back on unless i take off the speedlight for a couple mins. Same cycle over and over

Since camera hotshoes do not have an on/off switch, can we assume you are talking about the RF-602 transmitter?

Sounds like low battery or bad hotshoe connection. Since you changed the batteries, check the shoe connection. Is it tight on the camera? Does the transmitter sit tightly in the shoe? Are the contacts dirty?



  
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Mar 01, 2011 10:21 |  #6

Kikkoman wrote in post #11934286 (external link)
-my hotshoe turns on for one second and shuts off completely and won't turn back on unless i take off the speedlight for a couple mins. Same cycle over and over

Are you saying this happens when you mount your 430EX to your hotshoe??


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Mar 01, 2011 10:35 |  #7

put the flash in M mode as mentioned above, doesnt work at all in ettl


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Mar 01, 2011 12:22 |  #8

I'm not sure what the issue is, but I do own RF-602's and 580exII's. As they do NOT work in ETTL, they still do fire if the flash are in ettl, you just don't get any communication between the flashes and camera, so I'm not sure what power the flashes fire at in ettl, anyway just saying your flashes should still fire if they are not in M, so I dont think having them in ettl mode is your issue. Possible bad contacts as others have mentioned


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Mar 02, 2011 02:29 |  #9

Wow i feel like an idiot, I remember shooting in ETTL mode before but i could be completely wrong and its obvious that i was haha. Thanks guys! Manual did the trick!




  
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Mar 02, 2011 22:12 |  #10

Kikkoman wrote in post #11940500 (external link)
Wow i feel like an idiot, I remember shooting in ETTL mode before but i could be completely wrong and its obvious that i was haha. Thanks guys! Manual did the trick!

glad you got it working!


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