Pentax K1000 Hotshoe Broken

by JCollerton   Last Updated March 19, 2017 18:18 PM

I have a Pentax K1000 that I've been using for a while with a Neewer TT560 Flash Speedlite via the hotshoe. However, for whatever reason the flash has now stopped firing when the shutter closes.

I've tried two flashes on the camera, and neither fire, and have also put a flash on a different camera, which does fire it - so I know it's a problem with the hostshoe. Also, the battery is fine (the lightmeter still works) and that shouldn't affect the flash trigger anyway.

I had two questions:

  1. Is there any way to fix the hotshoe?
  2. Is there any way to trigger the flash without the hotshoe (I've heard people mention cable flash, but not sure how that would work with the mechanical Pentax K1000)?

I've attached a pic of the hotshoe as it seems to come up a little bit from the mount on the right hand side. Could this be the cause and how could I fix it?

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