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580 EX II stopped firing!!!!
« on: June 28, 2012, 09:00:17 PM »
My 580 ex ii stopped firing. I tried replacing the battery and clearing all the settings. Red pilot light turns on but when I press it, it doesn't test fire. I tried that in every mode. Is anything wrong with the bulb? Or it's something to do with the settings? Will appreciate for any help.

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580 EX II stopped firing!!!!
« on: June 28, 2012, 09:00:17 PM »

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Re: 580 EX II stopped firing!!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 07:27:57 AM »
Will it fire when mounted on the camera hotshoe?
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Re: 580 EX II stopped firing!!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012, 01:24:31 PM »
Thank you for replying. No it doesn't fire even when it is on the camera hotshoe.

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Re: 580 EX II stopped firing!!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012, 01:26:39 PM »
If it doesn't fire when you press the button, it needs repair.  Send it in for a estimate.  A repair will cost much less than a new one.

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Re: 580 EX II stopped firing!!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012, 01:46:09 PM »
Any suggestion on online store for repair? I live in Minnesota. Is there a repair shop you guys recommend?

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Re: 580 EX II stopped firing!!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2012, 08:01:58 AM »
Googling "canon repair Minnesota" came up with a couple of respectible-looking places.
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Re: 580 EX II stopped firing!!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 04:24:59 AM »
I recall having this exact same thing happen.  I know you say you changed the batteries.  Make sure the new pair is new and fully charged.  Use a battery meter / test gauge and make sure they register as "good".  The red light coming on only indicates the flash powered up and it will, even on weak batteries.  If it doesn't have enough full power it won't fire.  You can also try using manual mode and make the setting as minimal as possible which should require less power..see if that works.  Also, be sure there's nothing in front of the sensor (any particles) . There may also be additional tips in the manual or you can also call Canon at 866-261-9362..support is rather helpful.
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Re: 580 EX II stopped firing!!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 04:24:59 AM »