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10-18-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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Flash battery life issue

Using a Metz 58 AF-2 and everytime I put in new batteries, even good non-rechargeable ones out of the packet it flashes low battery. It works for a while but not anywhere near as long as I might have thought. Any ideas?

10-18-2012, 09:47 PM   #2
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Most likely a slow Voltage leak.

Could be for many different reasons but as the innards of these type of units can give you a nasty zap I would recommend you send it in for service.

Capacitors can hold A LOT of voltage......not worth messing with.
10-19-2012, 04:18 AM   #3
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It could be you have dirty battery contacts. Try scratching them to clean any "gunk" off them then use a pencil to scratch them further.
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