vivitar 3700 flash

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by shakyhandsJames, May 13, 2009.

  1. shakyhandsJames

    shakyhandsJames Member

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    does any one have any clue how hard it might be to degunk the contacts of this? the batteries kerploded and now it is not working. I need it to work enough to use for a project, so any advice would be helpful. throw or fix?
     
  2. Christopher Walrath

    Christopher Walrath Member

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    Get some electrical contact cleaner and swab it onto the contacts while holding the flash so as any excess will run down and out so you can remove it easier. Then take a micro set of needle nose pliers and pull the coils out a wee bit to add tension to the springs.
     
  3. thisismyname09

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    I think the same thing happened to my vivitar 2600. Only the contacts on the battery door were messed up. I put some rolled up tin-foil in it and it works fine. The method Chris posted is probably a better idea if you're not a cheapskate. :tongue:
     
  4. eunkefer

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    DeoxIT products will remove oxidation and corrosion from contacts and improve conductivity of the contacts, it is not just contact cleaner. Only product I know of that will restore contacts after battery leak.
    http://www.deoxit.com/
    Regards
    Ed