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My Nikon SB-600 speedlight seems to have died - only had it 2 years. Could it be because of battery leakage - I found some suspicious looking wet-stuff inside the case. Batteries haven't been there that long and I have used it fairly regularly over the past few months. Can this cause it to die???? I went to use it last night and it gradually faded away - the display panel just went blank and then nothing. Batteries were new but maybe the last lost leaked - they were cheap ones.

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You may be lucky because the battery acid may not have gone beyond the contacts in the battery chamber: open battery chamber and clean out especially at the bottom of the chamber and blow out any loose stuff when you finished cleaning ( use pencil erazor or something similar , but do not use sand paper or anything that will damage chrome plating of the contacts ; you do not want corrosion at later stage ).

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