hi. i am starter at photography. just got my x-700. and was lucky to get 280px just day later.
my problem is the same - camera says flash is connected and ready ('60' blinks) but after pressing shoot button mirror stays lifted, until i press 'monitor/test' on flash.
sometimes FDC lights up after that, but that doesnt make me beleave flash is working ok..
is my camera broken, or just flash? (if pressing 'monitor/test' makes mirror go down, i think, signal from flash is being received normaly. then its not sent to flash from camera, am i right?)