Question about Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

2 Answers

I had two Nikon 600 speedlights in my bag in the closet for about six weeks. Batteries in. I went to set up a shot yesterdsy and both have dead batteries. I put new batteries into one, if worked instantly. The other doesn't work at all. I've checked all the batteries. I press the button, nothing happens.

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had the same problem, but with another symptom. The batteries with the positive terminal "up" were distinctly lower in the flash body than the other two. One suggestion was to bend up the contacts, but it appears that the problem is in the flash body, so instead I just put in "shims." I just folded up some aluminum foil and dropped it into the problem areas. Worked great - it'll irritate me every time I change batteries, but it's pretty much no risk, unless someone points out something I'm missing. I had the same problem with a Garmin eTrex GPS, and the same solution has worked for years. Of course, cleaning the terminals is certainly the first thing to try...

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Clean terminal in battery compartment.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

Ad

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.
Good luck!

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

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.
Nikon digital 1-800-645-6689

Dec 04, 2010 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

1 Answer

SB-600 flash suddenly dead. Found some early corrosion on the AA batteries. What happened? Repairable?


Hi degossman, Corrosion is sometimes a fix us users can do. Other times it must go in for repair. What happens is the corrosion may leak past the point we can see in to the internals of the housing eating out wiring.
Nikon digital 1-800-645-6689

Nov 30, 2010 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

1 Answer

I did not drop it. But it stopped turning on.


Are you sure the batteries are good and installed correctly?

Jul 06, 2009 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

1 Answer

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

1 Answer

Flash gun failed


(1) THE FUSE ON THE MAIN BOARD IS OPEN .
(2) BATTERIES ARE DEFECTIVE
(3) CHECK BATTERY CONTCATS BEING BENT

Berrie Smith Camera Repair
bbmw@bellsouth.net
770-312-0719

Aug 05, 2008 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

1 Answer

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

1 Answer

Problem with SB-600!!!!


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.

Sep 18, 2007 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

1 Answer

Fried Unit


Mixing the batteries should not have damaged the flash. More likely the smoke came from the odd battery.

Aug 09, 2006 | Nikon Speedlight SB-800 TTL Flash

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

261 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Cameras Experts

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3289 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Jeff Marcus

Level 2 Expert

115 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...