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Problem with SB-600!!!!

Its been 2 weeks that i got my SB-600 and saddenly stoped working!!! im just shocked! what happend to it?? i changed the batteries and still not workin! no sound no light no response!!!!

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  • marlin tci Jul 01, 2008

    Same problem as the above. I have the SD600 for about two weeks and it will not turn on.

  • amaynez23 Jul 09, 2008

    I have the exact same problem as above, and I already cleaned the battery cap with no success.

  • joenardo Aug 19, 2008

    I have the same problem. Just quit working. Has not been used that much. Cleaned contacts, changed batteries, no flash, no sound, nuttin'.

  • Arven692 Sep 07, 2008

    Had just three months. Will not turn on! Just stop working! Changed batteries, cleaned contacts as suggested and stil nothing! Seems this is common problem with this product, from what I see on this site. The Nikon SB 600 seems to be a poor quality product.

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Batteries may have leaked. Open battery chamber and clean ---especially the contacts situated at the bottom -- with pencil erazor. Blow out any loose bits and with new batteries try to switch the unit on.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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