Olympus FL-50 Battery Door

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Flavius, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. Flavius

    Flavius Guest

    Does anyone here know the proper procedure to remove, without breaking,
    the battery door on an Olympus FL-50 flash? Any help is greatly
    appreciated, thanks!


    JDR
     
    Flavius, Mar 27, 2005
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  2. 1. Hold the flash horizontally with the flash head in your left hand and
    the base in your right hand, with battery door on top.
    2. Holding the base of the flash in your right hand, place your right thumb
    on battery door.
    3. While gently pressing down on battery door, slide to right about 1/4" (5-
    6 mm).
    The door should pop open slightly due to the pressure of the battery
    springs.
    4. Gently lift the door up on its hinges so that it is 90 degrees
    perpendicular to the flash.
    5. Remove batteries, replace. etc.

    I've never had any problem with mine.
     
    N H via PhotoKB.com, Mar 27, 2005
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  3. Flavius

    Flavius Guest

    Sorry you did not understand the question. I guess my post was not clear.
    Please allow me to clarify it.
    The object is NOT to *OPEN* the battery door, it is to *** REMOVE *** the
    battery door. Without breaking it!
    The owners manual says nothing about how to remove the door. A service or
    repair manual does not appear to be available on the manufacturers website.
    REMOVAL is necessary for the installation of a Quantum MKZ3 battery
    replacement module and cord. This will take the place of the piss-ant AAs
    and allow me to run the flash on my 4.5 amp hour Jacobs Pack. (1500+ flashes
    per charge, with MANY recharge cycles available) (Sealed Lead Acid battery).



    JDR
     
    Flavius, Mar 28, 2005
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  4. Flavius

    Lourens Smak Guest

    Olympus has it's own high-voltage (Ni-Mh) pack for that... maybe they
    want you to buy that one. ;-)

    The connector for the Olympus HV pack is on the front of the flash just
    above the shoe. There's a rubber cap in it with the Olympus Logo. Maybe
    you can find out the input values, and adapt your battery to this
    connector?

    Or simply put the Quantum + Jacobs on ebay and order the Oly kit. That
    sucks, I know, but in the end it may be the most comfortable solution to
    work with.

    http://www.olympus-pro.com/index.eu.uk.html
    -> products
    -> flash systems

    Lourens
     
    Lourens Smak, Mar 28, 2005
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  5. Flavius

    Flavius Guest

    Thanks for the reply!

    Actually my Jacobs battery pack works so well with my other flashes
    that I'll be keeping it. It works GREAT with the Oly. FL-50 too. I just have
    to leave the battery door flapping in the wind (annoying). Perhaps the
    Velcro solution will help. I'll also explore the connection pin outs, maybe
    that will help. Seems like there would be simple way to replace the door
    though, since it is obviously something that could easily break. The Oly
    SHV-1 high voltage battery pack is just way to many $$s and just does NOT
    measure up performance wise.


    JDR
     
    Flavius, Mar 28, 2005
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  6. Flavius

    Patrick L Guest


    I use a QB1+ with a module, and I just let the door hang open.
    It won't come off, you got to live with it.

    However, I've switched to NimH rechargeables, they are just about as quick
    and so much less of hassle, not having to deal with the cord.





    Patrick
     
    Patrick L, Mar 30, 2005
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