I recently bought some YS-60 strobes on ebay. The idea is to use it with the digital adapter from heinrichsweikamp. This will be my first strobes, so i thought that this was a relatively cheap way to start.
The first one i got looks very well maintained. A little bit of corrosion on one battery lid. But i tested it and it worked fine. The second one i got looked a lot worse. Lots of corrosion on the metal bits. And also the battery compartment had it share of corrosion.
When i tested the second strobe, the red light did come on. But it did not flash at all. At close inspection the inside of the battery compartment looks slightly different. I have attached a picture (of the working strobe).The working one seems to have a metal bit in the hole. But the faulty one has not. I wonder if the strobe got flooded.
Does anybody still have these old puppies and has any ideas on this?
Update: after some more testing it seems that there is a communication problem. The TTL light never lights up on the faulty one.