Not working very well Metz flash - advice

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DSLR FAN New Member • Posts: 21
Not working very well Metz flash - advice

Hello,

Dusted down my Metz 45CL-1 after too many years in storage. Inevitable capacitor issue.

I tested it out with some NiMH's - the flash makes the usual but slow whine, but even after an hour - no green light.

The NiMH's were just for a quick test - the old Metz pack has long gone, so I only have the spare battery chamber without the charger connector.

So - does the Metz end up on the scrap heap?

Or, is it worth buying some NiCd's and trying it out with them? If it fails, the NiCd's should still be used for other things?

I got some new Godox flashes recently and fire them up once a month for around 30 mins if they havent been used.

Thanks for your advices

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