Weak Flash on Owl PF

JEG

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I have a owl pf that is a year old and it appears the flash is dead, I get a real dim flash. I have tried 3 different sets of batteries and get the same results. Could the cap. for the flash be bad? Has anyone else had this problem? If so does anyone know the value of the cap. and is it hard to replace?
 

Archilochus

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Hi JEG,
Could be the cap - but if it is, those special flash caps are almost impossible to find.  Your best bet would be to ask this forum if anyone has a dead PF they'd be willing to sell for parts.
Keep in mind there is more to the flash than the cap. You've got the voltage step-up circuits, the flash tube, and trigger circuits.
If you can find a dead PF, may be best to replace the whole board to the right of the viewfinder (viewed from front) as well as the cap.

Good Luck!,
Archilochus
 

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