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Oct 16, 2012 14:48:08   #
wisecrafter
 
I purchased a AF-360FGZ flash for use with my Pentax K-x used, from Cobalbay and can't get it of the camera. :-(
Any body had this problem and if so what is a way to get it of without breaking somthing. Yes I know about the latch knob. Thanks ahead of Time. :-)

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Oct 17, 2012 05:45:41   #
jeryh
 
One way is to give the bottom of the flash mount a gentle squirt of WD 40; then use you thumbs on the very bottom of the flash mount, and press backwards. I have had similar problems, and this method usually works well.

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Oct 17, 2012 07:03:13   #
nikon_jon
 
The WD40 seems like a good idea. I wouldn't squirt it though. I would spray some into the lid of the can so you can take a tooth pick or other similar object and pick up enough to put a single drop on the flash mount. A hollow coffee straw works well. Spray is not too easy to direct and control. The idea of smearing up an expensive camera body with something oily like WD40 does not appeal to me.

Nice to see a northeast Arkansasan among us. Jonesboro here. ;-)

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Oct 17, 2012 08:26:03   #
twowindsbear
 
Take it to a good camera store, get their advice & help. I don't think I'd use the WD-40 for fear of it ooooozing deep into the camera. Good luck!

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Oct 17, 2012 08:38:32   #
jimberton
 
take it to a repair shop.

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Oct 17, 2012 08:49:30   #
I am PJ
 
Don't use WD my friend!
The locking pin is stuck.
Unlock the flash and push it as if you are putting the flash on the camera. Then lock it.
Next, unlock and remove.
It's quite common with Nikon too.

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Oct 17, 2012 09:04:54   #
dourob
 
Had a simular problem with a SB600. The latch activated locking pin had seperated from the flash and would hang up so that you couldn't remove the flash. If this is the case, unlock the latch and turn the camera and flash upside down, then slide the unit out of the shoe. Gravity does the job of retracting the pin.

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Oct 17, 2012 12:45:40   #
Photo One
 
Your best advice is to take it to a good camera store, and let them help. "DON'T TAKE IT TO RITZ'

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Oct 17, 2012 12:48:40   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
Photo One wrote:
Your best advice is to take it to a good camera store, and let them help. "DON'T TAKE IT TO RITZ'

But they're re-opening on Nov 1! :D :D

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Oct 17, 2012 12:53:30   #
CaptainC
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Photo One wrote:
Your best advice is to take it to a good camera store, and let them help. "DON'T TAKE IT TO RITZ'

But they're re-opening on Nov 1! :D :D


Oh good grief. Why don't they just die and go away?

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Oct 18, 2012 10:00:06   #
Photo One
 
Good idea CaptainC!

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Oct 18, 2012 11:08:50   #
bull drink water (a regular here)
 
CaptainC wrote:
jerryc41 wrote:
Photo One wrote:
Your best advice is to take it to a good camera store, and let them help. "DON'T TAKE IT TO RITZ'

But they're re-opening on Nov 1! :D :D


Oh good grief. Why don't they just die and go away?


well if they reopen in pontiac mi. me and a few hedgehogs had better take the jobs.with this web site on line we'll do better than the bozos they've been hireing.

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Oct 20, 2012 11:50:20   #
clm
 
Put a tiny drop of WD40 on your finger, rub it on your flash gun mount - not on the camera and see if that works. If not, take both to a reliable camera shop - prefably one which is a main agent for your make of equipment. Best of luck!

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Dec 7, 2012 16:52:41   #
wisecrafter
 
Ordered a new base for it. A little over $50.00 with shipping.

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Dec 7, 2012 17:58:24   #
Wabbit (suspended)
 
Hey Doc ..... ship it to me, I fixed my Nikon

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