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05-09-2014, 04:48 AM   #1
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Flash stopped working K200

Hi, Does anyone have experience with K200d? After extensive use of the flash in the morning (after hardy ever using it for years) it just stopped working. It is not working at all, so it is not a time/charging thing. Batteries are fine, and metering is compensating thinking that the flash has gone off (i.e. dark pictures). Is this a common age related fault with the K200?

I am debating whether to look into getting it investgated and fixed, get a hot-shoe flash, or just get by without.

From reading other posts I'm guessing that the capacitor may have gone. If not, and it is PCB related is this the slippery slope to a dead camera?

Any previous experience and/or advice welcome.

05-09-2014, 09:53 AM   #2
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If you want to keep P-TTL, a Metz 36AF-5 is $100 brand new and a decent upgrade over the pop-up flash. Any repair is likely going to cost at least $100.

If the metering is compensating then it should be charging and giving the ready signal, so the capacitor is likely fine, it is possible that it is just the bulb.

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