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01-25-2019, 12:07 AM   #1
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Greetings from Australia.

I'm Austin I purchased my first Pentax MX new back in the early 80's. In the last couple of years I've got back into film photography and now own a number of Pentax film SLRs and lens etc.

I recently purchased an SFXn which appears to have a problem. The flash charge indicator LED stays on all the time even when the camera is turned off so I'm assuming it will be running the battery flat? Any info on this would be most appreciated.

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01-25-2019, 01:22 AM   #2
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SFXn flash LED remains on even when the camera power is turned off

I recently purchased an SFXn which appears to have a problem. The flash charge indicator LED stays on all the time even when the camera is turned off so I'm assuming it will be running the battery flat?


Any info on this would be most appreciated!

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I can't help with your problem but welcome to the Forums from another resident of Oz.
01-25-2019, 04:29 AM   #4
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Assuming you are using the built in flash, once you push the flash down and it locks closed, the flash should not be charging.
If you have done this and the charge light is still on, there is definitely an issue.

By the way, some manuals for you to download should you need them:-
Pentax Manuals

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The flash charge light comes on when the built in flash is up, if the charge light stays on check the flash is down and the switch in side the camera ifs functioning, its operated by a small tab on the underside of one of the flash struts, if the spring mechanism is broken (common fault on early mz5's) you may have to tape it down, if you are using an external flash the light will stay on powered by the flash if the flash is on (full on or spot beam only).
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Welcome to the forum. If the suggestions so far do not help you may find more help in the appropriate subforums.
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Welcome to the forum, sorry no working knowledge of your issue.
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