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Sb600 display fine, but no longer flashes

I have a d70 and an sb600. the sb600 strangely no longer flashes. the display works perfectly fine and the batteries seem to be fully charged. the ready light will still blink after taking a shot even though it did not flash. after blinking the ready light will not stay on to indicate that the sb600 is ready for the next shot.

any thoughts on what i can do to correct this?

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  • parisneto Nov 22, 2008

    I have a Sb-600 and experiencing the same problem, tryied many things from new batteries and beleive I will need to send to repair anyway. The ready light is steady red, when I take a picture it takes a while ( like it's waiting for the flash to fire ) and the fires without it ... also the test button doesn't produce any light, only the buzzz sound associated with the high capacity volt chargers inside it ( which sound just like it was before ).


    This happened after not using for a few months, so any help is appreciated.

  • spriggsb Jan 27, 2009

    Display works and is able to be changed. Red ready light is on. Flash won't fire, but red light blinksoff and on when it should fire the flash. have checked and changed batteries. Will not work manually firing the flash or on the D90. Has worked to for 1 month.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    Mine was working fine and randomly stopped???????????

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Your flash has a bad flash tube . make sure the batteries are in corectly and youhave a ready red light .

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