Question about Nikon Speedlight SB-800 TTL Flash
In attempting to set up my NIKON SB 800 in command mode(controlled by the camera) it's now stuck in AF-ILL ONLY mode, or so it says on the screen. I reset, the camera, but can't reset the flash, took out batteries, held SEL button, then four empty boxes show up, then AF-ILL ONLY - AND it won't flash, not even if you hit the manual red flash button.
Is the flash still on the camera when you do this? If so, check your camera settings as well as the camera may be over-riding you.
If the flash is not on the camera, some of the settings for custom settings can only be changed with it on the camera via camera commands.
If you do not have the manuals, you can get them here:
Posted on Feb 20, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The problem is probably caused by a fault in the main power circuit board, if the red light doesn't come on then you also probably won't hear the high pitched noise as the capacitor charges. Will be expensive to repair as you will need a new circuit board.
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
Your flash needs to be opened.There is a small pin which must have got stuck. In SB 800 we need to open both upper and lower portions of the flash. If you are good at opening gadgets, just try with proper tools. Careful not to touch the main Condenser terminals. If you are in India, I can help you out. 09341932677
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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