Question about Nikon Speedlight SB-800 TTL Flash

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Flash only works in manual and is always flashes at full power!

I noticed after a few months that it did not work in TTL, iTTL, AA etc.
it seems to be firing after or before the shutter, either way the picture is always black. I've tried resetting it and nothing seems to work. only in manual mode does it fire in sync, but I can't adjust the power. from 1/1 to 1/128 the output is exactly the same. I had to buy another SB600 to get anything done.

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