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Dead Pentax AF 360 FGZ

Posted 24/12/2014 - 11:55 Link
Hi all,

I have not used my flash for a while and today I picked it out from my bag and it was completely dead. Checked the batteries and they are fine but there is absolutely no response when turning it on.
What could be wrong? Is there anything to do or try before handing it over to a service center?

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Posted 24/12/2014 - 12:53 Link
Try a completely fresh or recharged set of batteries, also have a look also at the terminals both ends on the flash and batteries, and clean if required.

Does the flash make a " whistling " noise when turned on, double check you've inserted the batteries correctly.

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Edited by Chrism8: 24/12/2014 - 12:54
Posted 26/12/2014 - 16:29 Link
Building on what Chris has said ...
Stick a new set of batteries in (or fully charged r/c batts) switch on and leave the thing alone.
Come back after lunch (or a meal of your choice) and repeat.
After two or three sets of batteries, you may well find that the "ready" light is now on.
Pop the "Test" button and see if it recharges quickly (but you may need yet another set of batteries).
I have heard this called "Reconditioning the capacitor", but it has worked for me several times.

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