Question about Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

2 Answers

Nikon Sb600 does not fire every time

I have a new sb600 and it does not fire every time. I have changed batteries. I use rechargeables...and when the salesperson told me that it might be my batteries - I bought another brand of batteries. But after 10 or 15 shots in 10 minutes the flash fies only sporadically. What is wrong?

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • andrashnik Nov 18, 2008

    I own Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash for 2.5 years now. Recently it started to malfunction in the following way: it became much slower and even after the ready light is on I take a picture but the Flash comes out very weak. Actually one out of 4 pictures the flash light is OK all the rest it's not working. I thought that my rechargeable batteries may cause the problem so I replaced them to the new ones but the problem still remains.

    I suspect that it's a capacitor and I'll probably will have to buy a new flash.

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    I've had my SB-600 for 2 years now and have only just started to dabble more in flash photography. I noticed the same problem with the flash not firing every time even with about 5 seconds between each try (I press the flash test button on the flash itself without a camera) and fresh batteries. The ready light is on all the time and the times where the flash doesn't go off, the ready light goes out and comes back in once. Looks like I might have to take it to a camera repair shop. 

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    my rarely flashes. the cameras flash does go off



    when it has worked, it is beautiful



    thank you somebody for some help

  • joganakin Jan 25, 2009

    I have the same problem! Absolutely not a battery problem... Everythign works fine for a moment, and then, although the ready light is ON, the flash just doesn't fire one or two times! Very annoying for people portraits!


  • ricardo guedes Oct 02, 2013

    trocar a xenoxn = 100% ok

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 24 Answers

I know you mentioned rechargeable batteries, but you did not say was what kind. I have had my -600 now for more than two years and suddenly I started to experience flash failures, and the ready light would not come on to indicate flash is ready. I called Nikon 24/7 tech support and they recommended NiMH rechargeable batteries. (I was using regular alkaylines). Instantly my problems were solved, flash after flash it recycled instantly. In the manual they list the recycle times and the NiMH are the fastest. The tech said they were very good on power.I was skeptical, but he was right, it turnes out.

So, if you are not using NiMH for rechargeables, that could well be your problem. NiCads won't cut it!

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 62 Answers

More than likely it is the flasg tube . Be sure to clean the hot shoe assembly foot well .
Berrie Smith Camera Repair bbmw@bellsouth.net

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sb600 keeps flashing


The the signal to the camera to shoot flash off the camera
change your settings

Jul 11, 2013 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

1 Answer

My NIkon SB600 is stuck on my hotshoe-I can not remove it fromt the camera (d80) help


I had a similar problem with my SB25 when I tried to use it on a D90. I took the camera into the Nikon USA Repair Depot in Los Angeles where they took it into the back shop and removed it while I waited without charge. If the SB600 is like my SB700 and SB900's, there is a spring loaded dimple in the camera's hot shoe that clicks into a hole in the SB flash hot shoe. I think if you can slide a thin piece of metal such as a machinists shim, you may be able to depress the dimple and release the SB600. Let me know if it works.

Mar 15, 2011 | Nikon Sb600 Sb-600

2 Answers

My SB600 is on, shows "ready" but won't fire... the STBY shows on even when not connected to the camera. Will not fire. Any ideas?


My SB600 is on, shows "ready" but won't fire... the STBY shows on even when not connected to the camera. Will not fire. Any ideas?

Aug 17, 2010 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

1 Answer

Nikon Speedlight SB600 will not switch on


I'm sure this won't work for everyone but I used a long thin flathead screwdriver to scrape some corrosion off of the contacts that would be touching the positive side of the battery and then it fired up fine.  I'll use some swaps dipped in alcohol to give them a better cleaning later but after the scraping (gentle) it fired right up.

Jan 27, 2009 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

1 Answer

Sb600 display fine, but no longer flashes


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

Nov 08, 2008 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

1 Answer

SB600 Works Erratically...


If red light on flash is blinking, flash is charging. In shooting rapidly, sometimes flash will go off even though it isnt fully charged. This can give dark shots. Flash eats batteries like crazy, best to always use fresh batteries for each shoot.

Apr 14, 2008 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

1 Answer

Sb600 doesn't fire well off the sb800


The sb600 needs to be able to see the preflashes of the sb800, so this is probably caused by one of two things.  The first thing I'd check is whether or not the light sensor on the side of the sb600 was covered, blocked, or facing away from the sb800.  I've had problems outdoors when I forgot to have the light sensor face the camera.
If the sensor was facing the camera, it is possible that the flashes didn't have a good line of sight to each other.  That normally shouldn't matter, but if there is a high ceiling and lots of people, it could be the case.  I don't know if it will help, but in any case I would recommend using a StoFen Omnibounce on the sb800 to increase the likelihood that the light finds a direction where a surface to bounce off of is found.  
Good luck.

Feb 02, 2008 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

3 Answers

Nikon SB600 flash behaving strangely


I have sent my SB-600 to Nikon twice in the past 6 months to resolve this problem. They have fixed it both times, but never told me what the problem was. I've had it back for exactly 1 day now, and it's started back up again already. If I receive a solution (or replacement), I'll let you know!

Nov 13, 2007 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash Logo

1,235 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

Ric Donato

Level 2 Expert

225 Answers

Are you a Nikon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...