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Stuck in AF-ILL ONLY mode

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.

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  • Mark Manta Feb 22, 2012

    Thanks. I think it was malfunctioning due to a low battery - I think. I reset after putting new batteries in.

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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:
http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/Speedlights/SB-800.pdf
http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/SB800_techniques.pdf

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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

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