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01-07-2016, 08:53 AM   #1
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External Flash Quit Working

I have a Pentax K20D and use a Metz 36AF-4P external flash on it. All the sudden the flash won't work while mounted to the camera. The flash does fire in test mode and my pop up flash works fine.

Any ideas ?

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01-07-2016, 08:58 AM   #2
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Try cleaning the contacts on the hotshoe and flash. Easy to do with a thumbtack.
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If you have another flash and/or camera body, trying different combinations should help you isolate whether the problem is with the flash itself or the camera.

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A regular pencil eraser also makes a great contact cleaner as well.

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Try cleaning the contacts on the hotshoe and flash. Easy to do with a thumbtack.
01-07-2016, 10:32 AM   #4
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I had tried to clean the contacts and it still didn't work, so I tried the pencil eraser dcshooter recommended and now it works great. Thank you a ton dcshooter. Us old dogs can learn new tricks!!

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