A&P Any ideas? v285HV

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  1. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    So I dropped the damned thing and now the sync port doesn't work properly.

    The flash still fires when I hit the red test fire button and on a hotshoe, but the PC sync port will only fire 1 out of maybe 15-20 triggers from my CSRB(i've tested this on my other 285HV, it worked, I also tested my other functioning CSRB on this flash, no go).

    However.. when I'm pushing the cable in/out of the receiver, an act that usually triggers the flash, it fires 100% of the time. I don't get it?
     
  2. Kappa00

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    You broke it.
     
  3. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    :rofl: why would the same firing mechanism not work both ways? :wtc:

    does the latter method produce a higher voltage or something? if so it's a loose connection that I can't see and I'm fucked
     
  4. Etherized

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    A guess. There is a loose contact with the sync port. Probably a wire that was soldered in and broke free with the fall. It is close enough still to make some contact when you push the cable in, but not enough to work properly.

    I'd open it up and take a look.
     
  5. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    I opened up the hotshoe part, I don't want to pop open the flash and risk killing myself until I'm sure I can fix it.

    I'm not talking about pushing the cable in to the flash, I'm talking about pushing the cable in to the CSRB, that will trigger the flash like usual, the button on the receiver only triggers once in a blue moon though.
     
  6. xconverge

    xconverge OT Supporter

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    Watch out for that charged cap man, they can give you a bit of a jolt :big grin:

    But yea, its probably a loose connection, a tearing wire or a broken solder joint. I am not sure how handy you are but if you are not retarded with a screwdriver you should be able to open it up and investigate. I opened my sb-600 and put a miniport on it, there was a lot crammed in there and I know a 285hv has tons of room in there so it should be simple.
     
  7. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    I know all about the horrors of a charged capacitor :o

    I'm going to open it up, I don't even know why I made this thread :mamoru:
     
  8. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    oh man that thing was FUCKED up on the inside

    the circuit board was cracked and i dont' know how it even functioned for the most part

    oh well, it's been recycled (friend who thinks he can fix it... or salvage parts) and now i need to either make my remaining 285HV compatible with my 430ex (gel packs someone said?) or sell it :o

    edit

    after i put it back together it didn't work at all :rofl:
     
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  9. xconverge

    xconverge OT Supporter

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    :big grin: sucks bro

    my sb600 was fun to take apart, so much shit is packed in there
     
  10. siniquezu

    siniquezu New Member

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    sell to me :x:
     

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