Canon A-1 not talking to the flash /199A

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by Tim McGraw, May 15, 2009.

  1. Tim McGraw

    Tim McGraw Member

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    I discovered a new problem with my new used Canon A-1.
    When I fire up the flash and put it on my camera in the auto mode , I don't see the ( F ) signal, doesn't appear in my view finder, like the camera isn't talking to the flash. I tried the same flash on my AE-1 P and I get the signal I should.
    So I know it's not the flash. Is this a common problem ?
    Thanks for your help