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    shiny  9 United Kingdom
    29 Nov 2012 - 3:35 PM

    Hi All,

    I'm trying to get a new flash tube for a portaflash 336VM and was wondering if anyone knew where to get one, or what the spec for the tube is so I can look around.

    To be clear it's not the screw in modelling bulb I need, it's the actual circular tube. I don't think it's supposed to be user replaceable and Jessops can't help.

    I have looked on ebay, I thought I had seen one on there but I can't see any at the moment.

    Any ideas?



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    Chrism8  7744 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
    29 Nov 2012 - 4:36 PM

    According to this web site, Here not user replaceable, may be better off with a new unit from Fleabay



    timbo  11591 forum posts United Kingdom
    30 Nov 2012 - 9:26 AM

    Blimey, i have one of these somewhere (and one of the next model down without modelling light), still working. If you want to buy them off me send me a private message and we can talk about it.

    shiny  9 United Kingdom
    4 Dec 2012 - 9:59 AM

    Thanks for the answers.

    I bought the faulty unit on ebay as part of a job lot (2 of the 336VM's, stands, and a few other bits and pieces). It was marked as being faulty but I only really wanted 1 of them to add to add to my existing kit and for 40 for all of it, it was well worth getting.

    Now that it has been sat for a while I thought it would be good to try and get it going, if I can't I haven't lost anything.

    A friend is a bit of an electronics wizz and has got the unit open. While the tube is not supposed to be user replaceable he thinks he can solder a new tube in and get it working for me, all we need to know is the voltage / wattage etc to get a new one.

    Jessops can't help. The guy I spoke to at there customer support told me to look on the manufacturers website, he didn't even know it was there own brand!

    I'll keep looking, as I say I have nothing to lose.

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