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any speedotron experts out there?
Chris Machian, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 2:21 PM on 11.10.04
->> I had two 2401A power packs crap out on me in an arena. One keeps blowing its circuit breaker. I put it on slow recycle on it doesn't trip, but it wont fire either.

The other power pack won't power-up at all.

Any ideas what's wrong or the cause? I'd hate to loose the remaining two I have. I am debating sending them in to get repaired or look on ebay for more two more. Could the problems be caused by the heads? (one 105 2 cable and some 103s).

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Darren Carroll, Photographer
Cedar Creek (Austin) | TX | USA | Posted: 2:51 PM on 11.10.04
->> I'm not exactly an expert, but when it comes to Speedotrons, there's one thing I'm absolutely confident of: Their address.

Speedotron
attn: Repair Dept.
310 S. Racine
Chicago, IL, 60607

I'm assuming you mean the breaker on the pack, and not at the breaker box in the building itself. Assuming you (or an electrician) have checked the arena circuits for problems and found none, there's really no other alternative. Send 'em in.
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Mike Mohaupt, Student/Intern
Grand Forks | ND | USA | Posted: 2:51 PM on 11.10.04
->> I also have a question about speedotrons, we have a 2401B that burnt out (the guts are fried), do you guys know how much it would cost to fix/ where to send it?

~Mike Mohaupt
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Mike Mohaupt, Student/Intern
Grand Forks | ND | USA | Posted: 2:52 PM on 11.10.04
->> Thanks Darren! That was fast :)
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Bill Miller, Photographer
Thousand Palms | CA | USA | Posted: 10:52 AM on 11.11.04
->> The are many flash repair shops around the country. This is a link to Norman's Service page.

http://www.photo-control.com/norman/service.htm

Most of the shops there work on other brands. Just scroll down to your area of the country.

3W in Minneapolis works on Speedtron.

Note: I have never used them.
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Peyton Williams, Photographer
Washington | DC | USA | Posted: 11:20 AM on 11.11.04
->> Chris,

I would send them in to Speedotron. When you do send them, let them know you'd like to have an estimate before repair.

This page has their number, address and list of authorized repair stations.

http://www.speedotron.com/Tech.htm

You could buy one off eBay. But, unlike the ones you have now, you don't know how they've been treated or what problems they have. Besides, if I were to buy a pack off eBay, I would first have the pack sent to Speedotron for inspection anyway.

Go ahead and send to Speedtron. If the cost of repair is too much, then you can decide from there.

As a side note, make sure the gauge of extension cord is good enough. I use 12 to be sure, but I think 14 works too.
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Michael Ciu, Photographer, Student/Intern
Lorain | OH | USA | Posted: 11:25 AM on 11.11.04
->> Not to Highjack this thread, but does anyone know about the Speedotron Universal Infrared trigger? It looks similiar to the Canon ST-E2.

Thanks.
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Vern Verna, Photographer
taylors (Greenville) | SC | United States | Posted: 9:13 PM on 11.13.04
->> i would second darren advice and send to speedo. darnell there is very good and will fix it right. i have a bunch and either send them there or power strobe in atlanta. karl at power strobe is the only guy i have found that is knowledgeable as speedo. u probably blew a diode. i have had several over the years that power up ok but wont fire and have had to have them fixed. i just got one back from speedo last week and got another going monday.
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Chris Machian, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 12:28 AM on 11.15.04
->> Does any have any cost estimates? I am just curious how much people have paid for work done by speedotron
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Jon Blacker, Photographer
Toronto | ON | Canada | Posted: 6:11 AM on 11.15.04
->> Have you asked Speedotron?

http://www.speedotron.com/Tech.htm
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Phil Wever, Photographer
Montgomery | IL | USA | Posted: 8:54 AM on 11.15.04
->> Chris - I'd drop them a call as Jon suggested. Give them the details of your situations with the packs. I'm confident that Speedotron will be able to give you a price range that the repairs would fall into. But just like your local mechanic they can't really give you a solid estimate until they pop the hood.

That said when I've had repairs done at Speedotron I've found them to be at very complete and at a fair price.

Phil
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Vern Verna, Photographer
taylors (Greenville) | SC | United States | Posted: 1:40 AM on 11.16.04
->> labor is about $75 an hour at speedo i think. most parts (diodes, resistors etc) cost very little so ur cost is mostly labor. i have paid anywhere from around 100 to 600 to have a pack fixed. the pack that cost 600 by the way had been hit by lightning and was basically torched inside. i would say most r in the 200 range.
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