Nikon D80 flash bulb - replacing

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by CJB, May 19, 2013.

  1. CJB

    CJB Guest

    The bulb on the pop-up flash unit has blown. I've got a replacement
    from eBay (aka China). However is there service manual or website
    online that can tell me how to fit this - especially without getting a
    shock from any charged capacitors? Many thanks. Chris B.
    CJB, May 19, 2013
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    philo  Guest

    Found this
    philo , May 19, 2013
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Most recent (20 years) camera strobe circuits include a high resistance
    resistor in parallel with the cap to discharge it continuously once
    power is removed. That said - do take precautions.

    If possible connect a 10,000 ohm 10W resistor across the strobe
    connection and leave it there for a couple hours. That should deplete
    it. (Batteries out, of course). More aggressive discharge with a pure
    short will create quite a snap - wear glasses).

    (note that the cap and the strobe are in parallel, so putting the
    resistor across there or in lieu of the strobe is the same as across the

    (You can measure the voltage with a simple volt meter as well - set it
    to 1000V or so - try to use one hand only).

    See 2.6 of
    Alan Browne, May 19, 2013
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