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#1 sioldan

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 03:00 AM

I have a sync cord that connects the ikite ttl housing for the 8080 to a nikon sb105 strobe... somehow the connection to the housing port got busted and the strobe won't fire unless i press on it...

any suggestions on how i could fix this?

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 06:50 PM

Send it back to Ikelite.

I sent mine back, and they replaced it.

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#3 sioldan

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 10:50 PM

got it from bh photovideo last year... do you think they would still replace it?

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 11:32 PM

Ikelite doesn't sell direct.

I also bought my stuff from B&H.

All of the warranty and repairs need to be sent back to Ikelite.
They have fantastic customer service. They are a fairly small company so you need to be patient. But they will definitely try to accomodate you if you need your cord back by a certain time.

It has been my experience that it is better for you to send it directly back to them, rather than having your local dive shop send it. The LDS are not necessary good about sending it right away. Also, when you call Ikelite, they can find your stuff very quickly if it is under your name, rather than the dive shops.
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#5 DuikKees

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 01:19 AM

No problem, I just repaired mine:

Just cut the cable (this is the "DIY-section", not the "sending back-section"), unsrew the bulkhead, gently press the pins out of the connector and remove the pins from wires (with a solder-apparatus).

WRITE DOWN WICH PIN/WIRE BELONGS WHERE !!!!!

Then solder the pins on the wire were it is still in good condition and reassamble the whole thing. And ready is Kees (Dutch saying for: simple job done!)

You do have to have a litle experience with soldering, because the pins and wires are small.

Good Luck

#6 sioldan

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 02:02 PM

hello wolf eel. do the pins go out of the bulkhead backwards (meaning to where the wire is) or forward (towards where it attaches to the housing)?

#7 DuikKees

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 10:04 PM

Hello Damselfish :D (the fishname refers to the postcount)

Yep, pins go out backwards

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 06:04 AM

my friend pressed to hard and broke one of the pins.. now can't really fix it. damn!

#9 acroporas

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 06:36 AM

No need to DIY. Ike will DIFU = (do it for you)
http://wetpixel.com/...798

We do offer an exchange program if cords are sent to us............

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#10 DuikKees

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 12:13 PM

Since you use the Sb105, you don't have TTL and you don't need all the wires (only fire and ground), so you can exchange the pins.

And tell the boatworker to be gentle. You can use a little bit of silicon (LITTLE BIT) to slide in the pins.

Or send it to Ike if you want to be sure.