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SB-600 will not turn on

My flash does not turn on and I have tried to reset and unlock. I'm not if I am doing it correctly, so any help would be great.

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  • wehii Dec 26, 2008

    I've tried new batteries, cleaning contacts, using dielectric grease..I can't get my unit to power up. It's been six months since I have used it.

  • bozzcm Jan 26, 2009

    i tried new batteries,then recharged my ni cad bateries to full,still dead as a doorknob,any ideas,its aways been in a case,never abused or got wet either,stymied here,help!

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I had the same issue, the unit would not turn on.
The issue was coming from the battery compartment. the battery were a bit lose and I had to bend out the contact at the bottom of the unit to make it work again.
The 2 battery with the + facing up were the problem.
I have inserted a small screwdriver to bend the contact upward a bit and the unit is now working fine.
The batteries don't make noise anymore when I shake the unit, it was make a bit of noise before.

Hope this help to fix your issue.

Fred

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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Attempted to clean the contacts with contact cleaner and it didn't work - used vinegar and this sems to have worked

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Use Fine Grit Sand Paper and rub all the shiny contact points including the battery. Works magic!

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Remove the batteries. This will reset everything. Re-insert, Turn the unit on, wait for the ready light, then select your flash setting option. Test flash it a few times. Be sure the flash head and diffuser is capable of sliding with the zoom lens focal length and not blocked by anything like tape or a diffuser.

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