Godox AD200 Pro Not Firing: How to Fix

Godox AD200 Pro Not Firing: How to Fix
If your Godox AD200 Pro is not firing at all, there could be several reasons behind the issue. Here's a step-by-step troubleshooting guide to help you identify and resolve the problem:

If your Godox AD200 Pro is not firing at all, there could be several reasons behind the issue. Here's a step-by-step troubleshooting guide to help you identify and resolve the problem:

  1. Check Battery Level: Ensure that the battery in your Godox AD200 Pro is adequately charged. A low battery can prevent the flash from firing. If the battery is low, charge it fully and try again.
  2. Confirm Flash Power: Make sure that the flash power is set to an appropriate level for your shooting conditions. If the flash power is too low, it might not be noticeable in certain lighting situations.
  3. Check Flash Mode: Verify that the flash is set to the appropriate mode, such as manual or TTL (if supported). Ensure that any mode-specific settings are configured correctly.
  4. Inspect Trigger Settings: If you're using a wireless trigger, ensure that it is properly set up and synced with the AD200 Pro. Check the trigger's battery level and settings to make sure it's triggering the flash correctly.
  5. Test with Different Trigger: If possible, try using a different wireless trigger to see if the issue persists. This can help determine if the problem lies with the trigger or the flash unit.
  6. Check Flash Tube: Inspect the flash tube to ensure it's not damaged or burnt out. A damaged flash tube might prevent the flash from firing. If you notice any damage, contact Godox customer support for assistance.
  7. Check Safety Mechanisms: Some flash units have safety mechanisms that prevent firing when they're too hot. Allow the AD200 Pro to cool down if it has been used extensively.
  8. Check Flash Settings: Review all flash settings, including sync mode, channel, and group settings. Make sure they are properly configured and aligned with your setup.
  9. Inspect Connections: If you're using a cable to connect the flash to the camera, ensure that all connections are secure and that the cable is in good condition.
  10. Update Firmware: Ensure that your Godox AD200 Pro's firmware is up to date. Firmware updates can sometimes resolve issues and improve performance.
  11. Reset and Restart: Try resetting the flash to its default settings and restarting your setup from scratch. This can help eliminate any configuration issues.
  12. Test with On-Camera Flash: Mount the AD200 Pro directly onto your camera's hot shoe and take a photo to see if it fires. If it works on-camera but not off-camera, the issue might be related to your wireless setup.

Professional Assistance: If you've exhausted all troubleshooting options and the flash still doesn't fire, consider reaching out to a Godox Repair Centre for further assistance.

It's important to methodically go through each step to isolate the issue. If you're unsure about any technical steps, refer to the user manual for your Godox AD200 Pro for detailed instructions.

Mike Crompton
Mike Crompton

In House Photographer

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