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Aug 23, 2010 15:27 |  #1

I searched high and low on the forums and google, does anyone know a good reference to a 'how to' on hacking the 460 ii's to have a mini jack? Id rather do that for 4: yn-460's than buy 4 $25-$30 hotshoe adapters.


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Aug 23, 2010 16:00 |  #2

you can reference this thread : hard wire the + and - to the feet of the shoe on the internal parts. you can either make a male plug come out or use a female plug from radioshack

https://photography-on-the.net …?t=916511&highl​ight=420ez


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Aug 24, 2010 00:06 as a reply to  @ btmlinedan's post |  #3

nice thread, thanks for sharing it. Any tips on more specifically what I would be looking to connect with the wires for a mini input? Whats a way to differentiate + from - on the wires with the plug?


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Aug 24, 2010 17:23 as a reply to  @ css7493's post |  #4

I'm trying to find if there is a thread somewhere on POTN that is as in depth as this one: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=256447

more or less, if anyone else has already done the legwork for modding a yn460 ii


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Aug 25, 2010 08:51 |  #5

I just did the mod last night to 4x 460-II's. I had one where the optical slave stopped working afterward. I think that the thin little wires that go to it were pinched (in half since they're that thin) while reassembling it. However, I just followed the connection scheme here (external link), and made sure to put everything back where it came from while reassembling without too much trouble.


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Aug 25, 2010 09:48 as a reply to  @ lazer-jock's post |  #6

There is also another, much less invasive (though not so neat) method of adding a sync port. This is actually what I first did on my YN460. What you do is just unscrew the flash foot, drill a small hole on the one side of the flash foot, soldier a wire to the hotshoe contacts and pull it through the drilled hole. Then put a 2.5/3.5mm connector on the wire that is now sticking out of your flash. That way you do not need to open the flash casing. It's extremely easy to break one (or both) of the small plastic 'feet' that hold the casing together (I broke one and I was extremely careful to avoid just that) when opening the casing. It's not such a big deal as I was able to superglue it back in place but the casing does not feels as solid as it used to.


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Aug 25, 2010 15:43 |  #7

lazer-jock wrote in post #10784787 (external link)
... I just followed the connection scheme here (external link)

Finally! Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!


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Aug 25, 2010 15:55 |  #8

css7493 wrote in post #10787159 (external link)
Finally! Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

Glad to help...


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