Metz CT1 flash : Dead or Alive !?

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Metz CT1 flash : Dead or Alive !?
May 7, 2012

Dear All,

I have this Metz CT1 flash with the NiCad rechargeable battery holder which I (shamelessly) haven't used for a couple of years and I am trying to resurrect it. Needless to say the batteries are kinda flat. After having recharged them, the flash loads very s l o w l y. Then it is o.k. but only for around ten flashes and then it is gone.
I am also missing the "whining" sound when it loads.

I thought of putting in fresh alkaline batteries but I can't find the holder for them.

Could this be because of the memory effect of the Nicads or am I looking at a future fancy paperweight ? Any and all suggestions how to proceed would be very welcome !

Cheers, Dick

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