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Nikon SB-600 Speedlight will NOT go out of standby mode

New this past Christmas. Worked fine but will not go to ready and unable to reset to get rid of standby. New batteries (all types).

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  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    I have an SB-600 that will not fire either. LCD works fine, but ready light does not come on, and no test flash or regular ttl flash. I have changed batteries, cleaned contacts, and I am hoping someone else has a clue what might be wrong?

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    I have the exact same problem.

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SGNath
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SOURCE: SB-600 Nikon speedlight

You can download a PDF from www.nikonusa.com (www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/Speedlights/SB-600.pdf) and print it out.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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SOURCE: flash is not working for a nikon sb-600 speedlight

zoom the flash all the way in so you can see if the flash bulb is broke

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Nikon Speedlight SB-600 keeps firing

I believe that there is a safety feature built in that if the voltage in the capacitor gets too large the flash will fire, to prevent damage, could be this that is faulty, if it is a new main circuit board is required.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Nikon Speedlight SB 600, Batteries leaked and can

clean all batterie compartment contacts thoroughly.

Posted on May 26, 2010

Joshi_Z
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SOURCE: How I can reset factory

Hi,
To reset your Nikon Speedlight SB-600 you need to press Mode + ON/OFF, both buttons simultaneously for approximately 2 seconds to reset all settings, including the custom settings (except the distance unit selected in m/ft) to their default values.
If this doesn't work for you, please comment and let me know, and I will be more than happy to assist you to further resolve your issue.
I will appreciate your feedback and positive rating for this free solution.

Posted on Oct 01, 2010

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SOURCE: Why does the flash on my Nikon Speedlight Sb-600

It's called a pre-flash. It's so the camera can judge the settings needed for proper exposure.

Posted on Nov 21, 2010

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Bought a Nikon Speedlight SB-600 in August. Tested the flash and it fired ok. I took out the flash a few days ago to use at a graduation and the "ready" light did not come on. Consequently it did...


Hi grwcamp, Sorry to hear about it not working at the graduation. Are in the correct position (I am sure you did but, we must start someplace). Look inside, see if there is battery acid in there.
If with new/fresh batteries it still does not work call Nikon. You have a warranty on it so it should be covered.
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Dec 04, 2010 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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Nikon Speedlight SB-600 won't flash


Hello Friends,
I have SB-600 Speedlight. it dropped from my hand , from then, it goes to READy state but didn't flash.
Please help me to find a solution for repair it or any tech service with resonable rate .
Thanks
Naser

on May 30, 2008 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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How I can reset factory set from Nikon Speedlight SB-600?


Hi,
To reset your Nikon Speedlight SB-600 you need to press Mode + ON/OFF, both buttons simultaneously for approximately 2 seconds to reset all settings, including the custom settings (except the distance unit selected in m/ft) to their default values.
If this doesn't work for you, please comment and let me know, and I will be more than happy to assist you to further resolve your issue.
I will appreciate your feedback and positive rating for this free solution.

Oct 01, 2010 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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I have a sb-600 flash. It works fine but it has


Try doing a reset - press the "Mode" and "On/off" buttons together for a few seconds and you go back to factory settings. Sounds like you got into some funky mode, assuming everything else is working ok.

Mar 09, 2010 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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Nikon Speedlight SB-600 keeps firing


I believe that there is a safety feature built in that if the voltage in the capacitor gets too large the flash will fire, to prevent damage, could be this that is faulty, if it is a new main circuit board is required.

Aug 31, 2009 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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Nikon SB-600


seems like the batteries have gone dead. Replace the batteries. Get a set of good capacity rechargeable NiMH batteries (I recommend Sanyo Eneloop). Also try cleaning the battery and flash contact points with an eraser.

Feb 03, 2009 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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SB-600 Nikon speedlight


You can download a PDF from www.nikonusa.com (www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/Speedlights/SB-600.pdf) and print it out.

Jan 16, 2009 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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SB-600 will never be on ready


The capacitor may be weak, or there is a problem at the component level that is not allowing the inverter to reach full voltage.

The flash will need shop service.

Jerry G.

Apr 20, 2008 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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Check in the user guid for your camera about their recomended shutter speed setting for the flash.

Try using the camera and the flash in "A" (automatic) to start with.


Jerry G.

Feb 15, 2008 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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SB 600 Not resetting...


my sb 600 speedlight won't turn on. Do I need to reset it? It has fresh batteries. Never been dropped

Jan 21, 2008 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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