It sounds like your speedlite needs repair then. But Canon no longer repairs it anymore. So a 3rd Party will have to repair it. Or replacement maybe warranted if it can't be fixed. Does the speedlite still work as normal. Except for the light being on all the time.
Which speedlite 430 do you have. Is it the 430EX original, 430EX II, 430EX III or 430EX III-RT. I'm assuming you mean the 430EX series. Not the old 430EZ from the film era.
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Thanks Danny - unfortunately I'm away & didn't bring my flash with me because it wasn't working & I was just thinking about getting a new one but tried to google the problem first which led me here. I think its the 430EX
Basically, as soon as I put batteries in that light comes on red, even when the flash is turned off & its not connected to the camera - my guess was there's a button cell or something that needs replacing but I've found out nothing so far
All of Canon's 430EX series have pilot lights. Even the predecessor 420EX has a pilot light. But the pilot light should go out after the speedlite is powered off. It should stay on while the speedlite is powered up.
Which exact model and when was it purchased. I don't want to steer you in the wrong direction.
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