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By cclingma
#290224
Been trying to get three capture white flashes back up and running. They all needed the firmware update and two of them accepted the update just as described on Cuddeback web sight and seem to be working well. The third camera displays that it has the latest firmware but is still acting up. I'm concerned that I still have a firmware problem with this cam because its acts differently than the other two at the end of the update process. The problematic cam goes right in to test mode at the end of the upgrade sequence instead of just going to a blank LCD screen as described on Cuddeback sight. Any ideas????

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By JB22
#290256
I think I would take the batteries out and test the camera to see if it takes pics. When you put the batteries in, there should be two sets of numbers that come up, the first should be 02 09 and then 15 15, as I recall.
#290290
It is taking pictures. The problem is the night pics requiring flash. Funny thing is that the unit does flash but the pics come out dark approximately half the time. It's as if the timing of the flash and picture shutter don't quite line up.
#290366
Well I'm about to throw my shoulder out patting myself on the back. Found that the trigger wire for the flash tube had evidently heated up too much and been compromised. In one spot the conductor of the wire was completely exposed and touching a small resistor (I think) on the circuit board. I moved the trigger wire a little, wrapped in with electrical tape, and we're up and going again. Just wanted to post this up in case someone else has this problem and searches it up.
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By FredG
#290411
Well I'm about to throw my shoulder out patting myself on the back. Found that the trigger wire for the flash tube had evidently heated up too much and been compromised. In one spot the conductor of the wire was completely exposed and touching a small resistor (I think) on the circuit board. I moved the trigger wire a little, wrapped in with electrical tape, and we're up and going again. Just wanted to post this up in case someone else has this problem and searches it up.


Great salvage job... If it can't be fixed with duct tape or WD-40 then the dang thing is broke! :)

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