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SB-600 display shows, but will not fire or test fire

Same as above, my SB-600 turns on, but does not fire or test fire, does not make the charging hum.

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There's a part in inside that triggers the light .. it might need to be fixed.
Please contact Nikon Tech Support to walk you through resetting the flash.
a. Have you tried that? it's in the Manual

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Have the same problem

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Have you fixed it ? I have the same problem... :(

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Ready signal is there, but flash does not go off, sometimes it does.
Internal connections?

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SB600 will switch on but no ready light and won't flash (constantly showing standby mode). I have tried several different batteries to check they are charged etc ... ps I have 3 speedlights and this is...


It is strange that all three units have the same problem. I am assuming that when you tested your three units that you did so by attaching them to your camera. If all three are bad, it could be that the problem is in your camera. Let's disregard the ready light for the moment because the ready light could be bad or your flash is only partially charging. As an experiment, turn on one of your SB-600's and after allowing time for it to charge, short out the contact pins on the flash shoe. If it flashes, it could be the camera at fault.

The SB-600 is an older unit. If you have three of them, I will assume that you are using them professionally and they have had heavy consistent use. As a result, your speedlight's capacitors may have reached the end of their life span.

Let's look at what may be happening. By charging, it means that the batteries in your speedlight are supplying a low voltage to a capacitor bank that charge to a higher voltage that is sufficient to fire the flash tube. All capacitors deteriorate over time and use and will lose their ability to charge and maintain a charge. Given the age of your equipment, that may be the case. If you have the knowledge and equipment, I would replace the capacitors on one of your units and see if it works. If not, I would send one of the units into Nikon for a free repair estimate. They can be reached at 1-800-645-6687 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday.

Sep 01, 2013 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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MY SB 600 wont fire. I replaced the battery already but If I test fire it, it wont flash.


If you tried multiple batteries that you know are good and the flash will not fire while on the camera or via the test fire button, this unit will have to be returned to Nikon for service and repair.

Mar 12, 2011 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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My SB600 is on, shows "ready" but won't fire... the STBY shows on even when not connected to the camera. Will not fire. Any ideas?


My SB600 is on, shows "ready" but won't fire... the STBY shows on even when not connected to the camera. Will not fire. Any ideas?

Aug 17, 2010 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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The flash is not in sync with my nikon d40 anymore. It fires first. Pictures come out dark. The camera itself takes great flash pictures


It sounds like you're trying to use the SB-600 off camera, as a slave flash. While the SB-600 does indeed have slave capability, the D40 does not have the ability to function as a commander. Thus, the SB-600 is being triggered by the D40's pre-flash.

As stated above, the D40 does not function in commander mode. You can mount an SB-800 or SB-900 flash unit, which will function as a commander as well as a flash. Or you can mount an SU-800 commander unit.

Alternatively, you can switch the D40 to manual flash mode so as to eliminiate the preflash. However, you will then have to calculate the proper exposure yourself.

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

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SB 600 has stopped firing batteries are good


flash bulb could be burnt out...if it doesn't fire when when you push test, that's my guess as to the problem. Another possibility (although unlikely) is a loose connection in the flash.

Oct 23, 2009 | 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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Sb-600 not beeping, images completely black (underexposed)


Series of images is the KEY. If the Power you set the SB-600 is HIGH it will take a LONGER time to recycle than the SB-800. If you try to take a photo before the SB-600 is ready you will get a dark image. The randomness you get is due to the time between shots. In general try to run remote flashes at a lower power so they recycle faster.

I like the SB-800 because it can take 5 cells. 5 cells can really make a difference in the recycle time (faster) The SB-600 only takes 4 cells so it is slower.

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Speedlight SB-600 Display flashing.


My SB 600 is doing the exact same thing. I used Nikon's online support service and this is the response I got: "I would try doing the 2 button reset on the flash and then see if that helps. Also disconnect any battery packs you may have connected especially if its a third party battery pack. If none of the above work then please service the speedlight" Sounds like they don't know what it is, either. I tried the reset to no avail. I'm not sure I want to send it in to have it fixed, since it does seem to be working. But you're right, it's annoying.

May 17, 2007 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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