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05-16-2015, 01:31 PM   #1
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Metz 58 v1 will not fire

I have hardly used my flash in the past 1.5 yrs and now it will not fire even when I push the green lit button. All other functions/controls work, has anyone else had the problem, and is it worth fixing?

thanks for the help in advance!

05-16-2015, 02:57 PM   #2
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Same Problem

I am having the same problem with my Metz 58 v1. I don't know what's going on, and whether it is a Pentax communication issue or a more general malfunction. I have no suggestions as nothing I've done has worked.
05-16-2015, 07:51 PM   #3
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I have had a problem with flashes not firing in the past.

Here are the two things I have done in the past and has always seemed to work.

1 Make sure your batteries are fully charged. I have found that sometimes if you haven't used a flash in awhile, partially charged batteries don't have the power to "wake" the flash up.

2 Pull the batteries out and use either a pencil eraser or a light cleaner on a q-tip to clean all the contacts on the flash. Sometimes a light oxidation has built up not allowing the full charge into the flash.
05-16-2015, 10:47 PM   #4
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May we assume that the flash-ready indicator on the flash indicates that it is charged?
QuoteOriginally posted by Hiroshi Quote
and is it worth fixing?
Ask Metz for a quote. I think it will be cheaper than a new one.


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