How To: Repair the Vivitar 285's Flash Foot

Repair the Vivitar 285's Flash Foot

In this tutorial, we learn how to repair the Vivitar 285's Flash Foot. First, remove the flash foot using a soldering iron. Melt the solder just enough, don't ruin the wires or the backing. Now, set the iron down and then short the wires out, you will see the flash go off when you do this. Trim of the exposed wire from the end, then wrap a small amount of electrical tape around the wires. After this, you will repair the metal around where the wires were connected. Then, solder the wires back onto the flash foot and lock it back into place. Now test out your flash and you're finished.

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Excellent video. I followed all instructions. Flash works on camera, but does not work off camera with pc cord. Any idea what's going on?

Thanks,
Nick

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