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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 ?

Thank you

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.
01-07-2016, 10:32 AM   #3
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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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