So I have two 540EZ old Film flashes. They work great and all especially for their price, just I can only use Manual mode.
Now, lately for some reason whatever batteries I put in one of them, a couple days later I'll find that the batteries have bursted (weird white and brown liquid flowing out of the top). This isn't the first time it happened either- after swapping them, the next time I find out my flash doesn't turn on I find that the batteries have bursted again.
After they've bursted of course I'll have thrown them out (well, recycle), cleaned the area touched by the battery guts with a little cleasing alcohol, and put new ones in.
I use Duracell batteries.
Anyone have an idea what could be causing this?
EDIT: Now my flash doesn't work regardless of which batteries I use.