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BPO

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430 EX II FLASH
« on: October 14, 2012, 09:52:19 AM »
When my 430ex ii flash is on the camera it works great.  When it is not connected it will not fire a flash.  When I hit the test flash button it makes a loud noise and light comes out but it's not in a flash like its supposed to be.  Plus when I use it off camera with pocket wizards it wont flash either.  Anyone have any ideas.

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Re: 430 EX II FLASH
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2012, 10:31:04 AM »
What camera body are you using it on? On my 60D if it is not connected I have to go into the menu and change it to allow off camera firing. All the same I don't recall my 430 ex II ever acting up like that.  :-\

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Re: 430 EX II FLASH
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2012, 11:01:50 AM »
rtfm

There is a whole topic about it.

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Re: 430 EX II FLASH
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2012, 02:08:05 PM »
Do you remember what page Alrik.  I just read through the manual and didn't see anything like I am talking about.  I checked the troubleshooting tips also and didn't see anything either.

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Re: 430 EX II FLASH
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2012, 02:21:32 PM »
When I hit the test flash button it makes a loud noise and light comes out but it's not in a flash like its supposed to be.

That sounds like modeling flash, which can be set to fire with the Pilot/Test button with C.Fn-02.
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Re: 430 EX II FLASH
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2012, 02:32:01 PM »
Thanks Neuro.  That is what is was.  I don't know how it got set to that, must have been bumped before it was turned off last time I used it.  Thanks again.

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Re: 430 EX II FLASH
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2012, 02:34:14 PM »
When I hit the test flash button it makes a loud noise and light comes out but it's not in a flash like its supposed to be.
That sounds like modeling flash, which can be set to fire with the Pilot/Test button with C.Fn-02.

It is, but on my 430ex2 it's more like a gentle buzz like from an electric shaver. Can't help you with the pw, but if the noise from the modeling flash is indeed loud something could be broken.