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10-05-2017, 08:26 PM   #1
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Pentax AF-540fgz Not Flashing

Well, I looked at a thread with the same above title. My 540fgz will not flash at all. The ready light will not light up.
Also, I can use the light switch & it will light up the display. But the unit will not charge up. I put good
duracell batteries in. I even checked the batteries on a volt meter.

10-06-2017, 12:36 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Skipper S. Quote
Well, I looked at a thread with the same above title. My 540fgz will not flash at all. The ready light will not light up.
Also, I can use the light switch & it will light up the display. But the unit will not charge up. I put good
duracell batteries in. I even checked the batteries on a volt meter.
Looks like you're up for repairs, Skipper!
10-06-2017, 08:20 AM   #3
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Re. Pentax AF-540fgz Not Flashing

Yeah Clackers. Kinda looks that way. Now I'll be looking for a reputable place to get the flash repaired!
Thanks!
10-09-2017, 02:43 AM   #4
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Hi Skipper, here is a list of repairers world wide for Pentax gear. Good luck.


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Assumption: the model flash unit in question is AF-540FGZ, not AF-540FGZ II.

Before sending it out for service, make sure the charging mode is set to "PP2" and try again.
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10-15-2017, 06:09 PM   #6
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Pentax AF-540fgz Not Flashing

It's been a few days since I checked in here. pjv & SOld Bear, thank you for your input & advice.
Very much appreciated, it is!
10-15-2017, 06:12 PM   #7
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Pentax AF-540fgz Not Flashing

SOld Bear, I forgot to mention: it is the 540fgz, NOT the 540fgz II.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Skipper S. Quote
It's been a few days since I checked in here. pjv & SOld Bear, thank you for your input & advice.
Very much appreciated, it is!
Most welcome Skipper.

11-09-2017, 04:21 PM   #9
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Pentax AF-540fgz Not Flashing

Okay. Here it is, the 9th of November. I just thought I should post this message.
The batteries I tried to use on the 540fgz, I thought they were okay. Last week,
I went to Sam's to do my shopping. I picked up a 48pack of Duracells.

Today, the 9th, I just thought for the heck of it, let me try these very fresh batteries, not really expecting anything.
I put in four of the new duracells; & damn!... the flash worked beautifully! I just yelled,
Thank God! No sending off for repairs. Anyway, I just thought I'd add this in here.

There was nothing wrong with the flash. What a load off my mind!
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