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01-09-2010, 01:21 AM   #1
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HELP my 540 isnt working HELP!!!!

my pentax 540 flash isnt working .
i put brand new duracell batteries in it .

itll take one shot then the red test light wont come back on and it the wont flash any more either

i have never dropped it or mishandled it
ive treated it like a baby for 3 years now

the display light and all the words pop up like normal
it just wont flash , HELp i have a shoot soon and need to get this fixed ASAP

01-09-2010, 06:37 AM   #2
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If you have a shoot soon, I'd say send it in for service immediately, and if necessary buy a new second flash in the meantime.
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i am broke right now i have no money yo do either one unfortunately , but i am gonna have to send it in .
1. what is the way you go about contacting pentax USA to have them fix it
2. what would be the estimated cost if someone could guess
3. i was looking at the Metz 58 . is that just as good or better and does it also do wirerless , as the same as the 540 (i use my 540 wirerlessly alot )
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QuoteOriginally posted by Death2man Quote
i am broke right now i have no money yo do either one unfortunately , but i am gonna have to send it in .
1. what is the way you go about contacting pentax USA to have them fix it
Warranty and Repairs - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site

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2. what would be the estimated cost if someone could guess
No idea. Depends on the problem, I suppose.

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3. i was looking at the Metz 58 . is that just as good or better and does it also do wirerless , as the same as the 540 (i use my 540 wirerlessly alot )
It is a very nice flash, comparable to the Pentax AF540FGZ, and yes, it does wireless.

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