A&P Ebay wireless flash triggers don't work with battery back on

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  1. Creator

    Creator The Creator Has a Master Plan

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    WTF. My wireless triggers don't work when the battery door thing is on. So if I remove it (ie the internals / battery are exposed) then it fires 100%, perfectly. I put them on, as they should be, and they will not fire at all. This is the case with all 3. WTF??
     
  2. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    hmmmm. Pocketwizards ftw.

    What brand triggers do you have? Just generics?
     
  3. Creator

    Creator The Creator Has a Master Plan

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    I know, just don't have the cash to blow on them.

    Yah the generics that everyone gets. They used to work fine (Well, that's not true, but never had this battery compartment issue until today)
     
  4. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    when i had a set, one of the backs wouldn't even fit on it with a battery in it :rofl:
     
  5. aCab

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    mine used to do that - the door would push the battery and it would lose contact with the connection. Bend the little tab the holds the bottom of the battery up a little bit.
     
  6. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    cactus triggers? I picked mine up for $10 on craigslist and haven't had a misfire in about 12 months.
     
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    yea, it works but not if the back cover is on haha wtf
     
  8. wizeguy4

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    This little tidbit of info would have been nice to say before you sold them fuckers to ME! I now have inherited this stupid issue:fawk:
     
  9. horselover fat

    horselover fat in your driveway stealing your internet

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    what are these triggers from ebay called by chance?
     
  10. aCab

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    :dunno: All of them were working consistently when I had them. I still use a set myself. Fucking 285hv proprietary sync cable and 1/8" jack on Cybersyncs.
     
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    Cactus
     
  12. wizeguy4

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    The one (my primarary one) works flawless 100% of the time, the other one was flaky and then would not work when I changed teh battery, but yeah, you bend the tab on the battery holder and it works again. I think at some point I might upgrade but there are just too many choices for me to figure out what I want and PW are just too rich for me
     
  13. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    that's a widely known issue. you just have to bend one of the clips.... there's been several "articles" about it on blogs.... google it and you should find a how to for fixing it.
     
  14. aCab

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    I just got a set of cybersyncs, but haven't used them. I've been using Poverty Wizards for almost two years now.
     
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    same, well i used my cybersyncs since i got them. hated the ebay triggers, 1 of my receivers stopped working for some stupid reason
     

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