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    Feb 2012
    San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

    RPS Studio 1000 Strobe malfunction

    RPS Studio 1000 Strobe malfunction

    I have a set of RPS Studio 1000 Strobe lights that I made the bad decision of taking on location with me ( they usually stay in my studio). I plugged them in and took a test shot and one of the lights popped - extraordinarily loudly! And a puff of white smoke emanated up from the center of the can. The fuse and the bulbs seem fine. Has anyone experienced this? I hate to ship it off somewhere and pay a fortune for something that I may be (fingers crossed) able to fix myself.

    Any information or experience would be greatly appreciated!

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    Aug 2001
    Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

    Re: RPS Studio 1000 Strobe malfunction

    You're saying that the smoke came from inside the flash body assembly? Could you fire it after that or not? White smoke from the housing probably means you cooked some electronics. Sounds to me like you'd better call their customer service and set up a repair.

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