Quote Originally Posted by mr rusty View Post
May I just had, don't mess with trying to repair flashes if you don't really know what you are doing. I didn't and did. I had a "little knowledge" that discharging the capaitor might be a good idea. The bang when the screwdriver shunted the terminals was something else and scared the s***s out of me. Decided I wouldn't do that again!
Well, I dit exactly the same with two screwdrivers when I still was at school. I learned my lesson...

But you are right: Everybody be warned fiddling around with high-voltage capacitators!!