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Philips P536TCLS Flash User Manual

P536-Thyristor Computer LS

--User Manual--

Updated 07/15/17

A while back a came into possession of this flash as part of a deal for a couple of film cameras.  It was very clean and appeared to be in working order, but try as I may, I could not figure out how to get the flash to test fire.  While I assumed that one of the buttons on the back of the flash accomplished this task, I needed to find a user manual.  I understand that this is not the most widely used of flashes in the past, but no matter how hard I tried, I was unable to find a place on the internet that provided a free copy of this specific manual.  Several places were happy to take anywhere from $7-$15 US for providing me the privilege of downloading the manual.

  I am all for entrepreneurship, but I also have the right to not take the deal......  So, I found a good condition copy of the manual for sale on eBay at a cost of $6.95 + free shipping, and made the purchase.  When the user manual arrived, it was in very good shape.  I found that it also was in 8 languages!  So the 56 page manual (Not counting front and back leafs) really was only 7 pages long for each language.

In the interest of fair play, below is the English portion of the manual in pdf format.  If anyone needs the manual in one of the other printed languages, let me know.  Those additional available languages are: French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Philips P536TCLS User Manual


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