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SueS
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430 Canon Flash

My Canon 430 EX Speedlite quit working today. I have used it for 5 years and was wondering if anyone has had one repaired, or are they pretty much a disposable item?



grendal
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said by SueS:

My Canon 430 EX Speedlite quit working today. I have used it for 5 years and was wondering if anyone has had one repaired, or are they pretty much a disposable item?

I'd just buy a new flash. One thing you might consider doing is selling the broken unit on ebay. Many folks buy broken units to scavage parts off of. You might at least get some $$ from something you'd toss anyways. I've sold several broken electronic items and i'm always surprised at what I end up getting.


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Does it power up at all?



SueS
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Yes, I can turn it on, and the red light comes on, doesn't zoom or flash, on two different cameras.



drew
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Can you trigger it to fire manually by pressing on the power light?



SueS
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No



SueS
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reply to SueS

I have decided to order a new one, but I have been wanting two flashes to use with wireless. I would be willing to put around 100 dollars or less in this one should Canon be able to fix it.

Seems to me this is a premature death of the flash, I'd have thought they would last longer.



grendal
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said by SueS:

I have decided to order a new one, but I have been wanting two flashes to use with wireless. I would be willing to put around 100 dollars or less in this one should Canon be able to fix it.

Seems to me this is a premature death of the flash, I'd have thought they would last longer.

You can send it to canon repair service center and see what the cost will be. At most, you'll be out shipping to canon. You can decline the repair and have them send it back.

»www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/···r_repair


grendal
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if bad flash tube, this might apply.

»photography-on-the.net/forum/sho···t=523087



SueS
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said by grendal:

if bad flash tube, this might apply.

»photography-on-the.net/forum/sho···t=523087

Thanks! Depending on what I find out from Canon, I think my hubby wants to break it open for a look inside.

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SueS, try »www.unitedcamera.com/canon-camer···icetype7.

I had my Canon DSLR repaired many years ago at the company at the above link.

They have a online diagnosis for your flash lick on Not sure? Try the United Camera Diagnostic Tool
»www.unitedcamera.com/canon-speed···30ex-ii/

I put in powered up but wont fire and the quote is $88

They fixed the CF card pins in my Canon for $100. I think Canon wanted $300+



SueS
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Thank you



drew
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reply to SueS

Hey SueS See Profile, just wondering what, if anything, Canon has said yet.

Oh, and one thing I didn't get to ask earlier... is it a 430EX or EXII?
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SueS
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drew, I have the 430EX, and Canon no longer repairs them.

I ordered, and now have a new bright and shinny 430EXII! I preferred the switch on the old one for putting into slave mode, but I will adjust.

I really don't understand what is different between the two, they both do ETTLII. Maybe I will notice a difference after using it more.