Jack, if you give up on the flash, PM me, I recently bought an old 60CT-1 that needs a new battery and it was well known before I bought the thing. I have been to busy and gone recently and haven't gotten around to buying one. So again, if you give up on it, you won't be out for the battery.......but on the other hand, if you can get it working or at least see if it can work, I don't think you will be disappointed. It really is a nice, solid, powerful flash. I love monster flashes and this was certainly THE monster flash for many years......I absolutely KNOW you won't regret getting into operation.