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stupid 430ex --help?

 
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Feb 10, 2008 18:30 |  #1
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hey,


My 430ex keeps flashing like a whore. make it stop --i think its stuck on...uh wow i dont even know. but the lcd displays


[ETTL M zoom 14mm] just keeps flashing - *sigh*


=) is there a reset?




  
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Feb 10, 2008 18:37 |  #2
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are you 12? flashing like a whore? who asks for help like that? read your manual or use google jeeez




  
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Feb 10, 2008 18:40 as a reply to  @ randy p.'s post |  #3

Is the wide-angle reflector pushed back into the flash until it snaps in place?


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Feb 10, 2008 18:40 |  #4

The lcd will flash if the built in diffusion panel is out, and the flash head is not at 90 degrees.




  
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Feb 10, 2008 18:41 |  #5

Above the flash lens there is a flip down wide angle diffuser. Make sure that is fully pushed back into the flash. You will feel it click. That sounds like your problem.


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Feb 10, 2008 18:43 |  #6

Nice thread. All 3 reponses were right.:lol:


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Feb 10, 2008 18:44 as a reply to  @ rdricks's post |  #7

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Feb 10, 2008 18:49 |  #8

randy p. wrote in post #4891504 (external link)
are you 12? flashing like a whore? who asks for help like that? read your manual or use google jeeez

Play nice. :) Be helpful is the general rule around here. If you can't be helpful, it's best not to respond at all.


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Feb 10, 2008 19:22 as a reply to  @ Mark_Cohran's post |  #9

Glad you got it working. It is a common issue, even after reading the manual.


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Feb 10, 2008 20:10 |  #10

Is this some new technology? The whores here in Detroit don't flash.


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Feb 10, 2008 20:41 |  #11

JmprSteve wrote in post #4891531 (external link)
The lcd will flash if the built in diffusion panel is out, and the flash head is not at 90 degrees.

Yes! I learned that on the first day, after I watched mine flash like a "costly lady of the evening". Realistically, I was a bit surprised at first also, coming from a 420EX. But after reading through the manual, I found the solution.


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Feb 10, 2008 20:42 |  #12

JeffreyG wrote in post #4892137 (external link)
The whores here in Detroit don't flash.

It's too cold there!


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Feb 10, 2008 21:52 |  #13

JeffreyG wrote in post #4892137 (external link)
Is this some new technology? The whores here in Detroit don't flash.

Thats Hilarious! Really made me laugh. Thanks :lol:



  
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