I have a Canon 50D and a Metz Mecablitz AF 58-1.
A few years back I used to work a lot with this combo, but it's been set aside for a few years.
I took it out, and changed the batteries of the flash to brand new ones. The flash doesn't test fire.
I put the flash in the hotshoe, powered up the camera and the flash, and I know the camera communicates with the flash because the flash knows my aperture and focal length etc.
I understand it's probably a flash bulb problem of some sort, I just wanted to know if anyone ever encountered the same problem, if I can take care of the problem myself, and what is the expected cost of repair in a shop.
The flash really works flawlessly except for, well, flashing.