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Sam Austin
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Melted Canon 430 EX II Speedlight !!!


Hi ... I'm new here. I've read the archived post on 430EX II repair costs but here's a new one I'll bet..

Without thinking about what would happen I put my camera and flash still attached inside a display cabinet ust a little too close to a very hot lamp. Now the flash head is partially melted and deformed, the wide panel assembly won’t pull out and the motor/slider for the wide-tele doesn’t move and is locked now at Manual 14mm.

Is this unit “fried” It would need an entire head assembly minus the flash … flash still works by the way and turns/tilts.

John Samborsky
Austin, Quebec
Canada
sam_austin@hotmail.ca



Aug 09, 2012 at 01:56 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Melted Canon 430 EX II Speedlight !!!


"fried" means the electronics of the flash are died and nothing really works. Seems that you still have usable unit. Just use it within what you have at this point. I rather have it sit at it's widest rather than the longest setting. You can also duplicate what the slide out diffuser can do with a Stofen or similar.

I can't imagine the cost of replacing the head is something worth doing.



Aug 09, 2012 at 03:58 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Melted Canon 430 EX II Speedlight !!!


yep guess you're right. Got the same advice from Bill Gray at US Camera.
Its just that I feel so dumb for doing something ... well ... so dumb.

Took a few shots today with IR triggered off camera ... working OK and its wide open with a home-made sto-fen like diffuser.

thanks



Aug 09, 2012 at 07:00 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Melted Canon 430 EX II Speedlight !!!


sorry to hear that. man, i cannot tell you how many dumb things i've done myself


Aug 14, 2012 at 11:22 PM





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