elinchrom repairs

8 posts
13 Jan 2015
NormP
Photographer
NormP
Anyone know where I can get elinchrom lights repaired in North of England ?
One of my Elinchrom 500s gave up the ghost part way through a recent shoot - all the switches are illuminated, model lamp on but just won't fire.
Thanks in anticipation
Norm

Posted 13 Jan 2015
Edited by NormP 13 Jan 2015
Sounds like your flash tube is on it's last legs. Usually it starts by not firing at one or other end of scale try minimum power then maximum power if it fires on one but not other it will confirm flash tube.

Recommend EHFFS, 107 Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambs , CB22 5JJ

Posted 13 Jan 2015
cbp
Photographer
cbp
Flash repairs use Terry at Northern Photo services based in Leeds 0113 2799533.

Posted 13 Jan 2015
eosfan
Photographer
eosfan
Suggest you try The Flash Centre in Leeds

TFC Leeds
Unit 7 Scala Court
Leathley Rd
Leeds
LS10 1JD

Hours: Mon-Fri 0900 - 1730

Sales:0113 247 0937
Accounts:0113 247 0037
Fax:0113 247 0038

Posted 13 Jan 2015
HowardJ
Photographer
HowardJ
Don't 500s have user replaceable tubes?

It's about £80 for a new one and about 5 minutes to fit.

TFC have a repairs price list on their website.

Posted 13 Jan 2015
magpie1
Photographer
magpie1
If there is a lot of 'blackening' particularly at the ends of the flash tube its a sign the tube is 'on its way'.

Posted 13 Jan 2015
NormP
Photographer
NormP
Many thanks to everyone who provided info.
Have used Elinchrom lights for over 15 years and this has been my first problem - hence no repair contact details.
Hopefully I'll now be able to get problem resolved quickly.
Thanks again
Norm


Posted 14 Jan 2015
cbp
Photographer
cbp
I bounced one of my lights last year. Rang TFC in Leeds several times but couldn't get them to pick the phone up and I am still waiting for them to return my voicemail - must have a backlog!!!! Terry at Northern Photo repaired the head and I had it back within two days. He's semi retired so works because enjoys it. Nice bloke, keen price and advice comes free.

GB

Posted 14 Jan 2015
Edited by cbp 14 Jan 2015
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