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14 Jun '14 Sat Jun 14, 2014 09:06    
geordie01
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Hi folks I have a Sigma 140 ring flash and one of the tubes has packed in .Any one know of a repair place for these or how diy it ?
I usually only use the one tube any way but it would be good to have it all working
thanks
G


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14 Jun '14 Sat Jun 14, 2014 09:14    
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Sigma (sorry for being so obvious) their tariffs are very good indeed


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14 Jun '14 Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:21    
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Yeah seen that but just wondered if there was another alternative or even a diy fix. I had the back of the ring off and part of the front casing but ran out of screws to remove to get to the tubes, thought it may be clipped on but did not want to force it. Note to self make sure the flash is switched off and batteries are removed before remving the cover and placing my fingers on the contacts ouch!! Embarassed


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14 Jun '14 Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:33    
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Oh yes, I bet that gave you a bit of a kick Shocked


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14 Jun '14 Sat Jun 14, 2014 13:08    
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Will tubes off another ring flash work? Like getting a cheap Centon unit and using the tubes in the Sigma or is this not a good idea? Rocky cameras has cheap flash guns?


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14 Jun '14 Sat Jun 14, 2014 13:42    
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Do not know Gareth thing is I cannot see how to get the knackered tube out, might just wit until the other tube goes and then send it off to SIgma for a repair.


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14 Jun '14 Sat Jun 14, 2014 14:58    
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- geordie01

Note to self make sure the flash is switched off and batteries are removed before removing the cover and placing my fingers on the contacts ouch!! Embarassed

Note to all: That's not enough. Even a discharged flash has enough juice in the capacitor to give you a nasty jolt. You need to deliberately short it out before you touch anything. Ideally with something with a few ohms resistance as a shunt to control the current, but a dead short - insulated screwdriver or the like - would do for occasional use. You might not be joking about it with one of the older flashes such as a Vivitar 283's some of which have 280V across the LOW voltage part!!!


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14 Jun '14 Sat Jun 14, 2014 15:39    
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Wow, that much Shocked thanks for the advice LB


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