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Registered: ‎01-06-2019

430 EX II Stuck at 90 degrees

My 430 EX II Stuck at 90 degrees pointing parralel to the lens. When I push the button to rotate it up to the ceiling it won't go.

 

If I don't push the button on the side it won't go at all. When I do push the button it will go a couple more degrees but returns to the lowest angle.

 

Thoughts?

 

Thanks

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Posts: 996
Registered: ‎11-19-2017

Re: 430 EX II Stuck at 90 degrees

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 Are you saying the bounce lock release button isn't working?

 

Sounds like its broken or failed.  No magic.  If it doesn't release when pressed, the mechanism might have failed.  I have the same flash, except mine moves.

 

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Rick
Bay Area - CA
~6D2 (f/w 1.0.4) ~16-35mm f2.8L II, 50 f1.8 STM, 85 prime USM, 70-200 f2.8L IS II ~70-300 USM II ~Sigma 24-70 f2.8 Art (f/w 2.02)
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Registered: ‎01-06-2019

Re: 430 EX II Stuck at 90 degrees

Thanks for the diagram. That is correct.

 

Now, is it worth sending it out for repair or is the cost close to replacing it?

 

Thanks for the help.

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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: 430 EX II Stuck at 90 degrees

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Keh Camera has some for slightly more than $100. Looks like Canon estimates $89 for repair.

 

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/service-repair/repair?cm_sp=CSO-_-support/...

 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Registered: ‎01-06-2019

Re: 430 EX II Stuck at 90 degrees

Hmmm.. For the difference in price maybe I will buy new. I assume that I can use my current 430 EX II as a slave?

 

Thanks for the help.

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