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12-08-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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Help! Vivitar DF-383-PEN Not Working!

Hey All,

Wondering if you can help me. I have a DF-383-PEN Vivitar flash that just today stopped working. Meaning, it turns on, all the buttons work, the test/ready light lights up, but it won't fire not matter what, not even if I push the test/ready button. Again, it's got power, I can hear the motor in it adjust when it starts, and all the buttons cycle through all the settings as they should... it' just not flashing.

Any ideas?

12-08-2013, 07:32 PM   #2
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Any discoloration on the lens? Or any burnt smell?

If it has power, and turns on but won't flash, unfortunately my conclusion would be the flash tube has died. Hopefully it's something else.
12-08-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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No discoloration that I can see, and no burnt smell. Everything looks like it should except it won't fire.
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