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Help.. how to fix my 480EXII?

 
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Aug 07, 2011 03:27 |  #1

it's been a while since i last used my 430EX and just when i decided to use it tonight, it felt very heavy; which is not good.

yup, kirkland batteries are still in there and it leaked! one of the contact pads on the battery cover got the hit.

what should i do to fix this? is there a solution i can use?

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Aug 07, 2011 06:33 |  #2

This is easily fixed with a glassfibre pen;
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Aug 07, 2011 11:01 |  #3

thanks David.. besides this pen, are there any other solution based type that would work or would that be a bad idea? cuz i was thinking isn't this like the same corrosion found on the terminal part of the car battery?


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Aug 07, 2011 11:04 |  #4

I wouldnt think you would want to use any liquid solution. another possibility is to scrape off the majority of the corrosion with a pen knife and then use a pencil eraser (yes they still make pencils) to do final cleaning


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Aug 07, 2011 11:57 |  #5

Make a paste of baking soda and water, then brush it on the corrosion with an old tooth brush. It'll come right off.


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Aug 07, 2011 20:44 |  #6

MSIGuy wrote in post #12891812 (external link)
Make a paste of baking soda and water, then brush it on the corrosion with an old tooth brush. It'll come right off.

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Aug 07, 2011 20:53 |  #7

I had a very similar situation a while back, did a bit of research and found an idea that worked like a dream for me.
Take an ordinary pencil with an eraser on it and use the eraser to clean up the corosion.
Before you try anything else, give it a shot, you wil be surprised


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Aug 07, 2011 23:46 |  #8

thx guys.. will give it a try. going to canada next week and thinking about bring the 430EX instead of the 580EX2 to go with my 5D2 + 24-105L


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Aug 11, 2011 17:13 |  #9

digger58 wrote in post #12894191 (external link)
I had a very similar situation a while back, did a bit of research and found an idea that worked like a dream for me.
Take an ordinary pencil with an eraser on it and use the eraser to clean up the corosion.
Before you try anything else, give it a shot, you wil be surprised


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Aug 11, 2011 17:26 |  #10

bakeing soda and coke works better then water


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Aug 12, 2011 00:52 |  #11

well, i tried some micro thin sandpaper and it seems the connection is back on ok. but will spend more time cleaning it later. tried using the pencil eraser and that helped a bit too. it seems the connector is a bit oxidized.


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Aug 14, 2011 10:37 as a reply to  @ EOS mE's post |  #12

FYI, i have a habit of using the pencil eraser on the contacts on the camera itself as well..


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Aug 14, 2011 10:37 as a reply to  @ EOS mE's post |  #13

FYI, i have a habit of using the pencil eraser on the contacts on the camera itself as well..hot she contacts that is


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Aug 14, 2011 12:45 |  #14

DarenM wrote in post #12932848 (external link)
FYI, i have a habit of using the pencil eraser on the contacts on the camera itself as well..

Very bad idea on plated contacts.




  
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