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Sb800 will not flash

I connected the sb800 to my d70 and it doesn't flash - changed batteries - no help - even if I take the flash off the camera and push the flash button 0- no flash but the ready light blinks and then goes off. No flash though.  Same on camera ready light flashes but no flash.  I was told to reset flash by the two button system ( how the heck do you that)?  HELP I really need the flash -  THANKS FOR THE HELP!!!

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  • jshade66 Jan 15, 2008

    I'm new with this camera could you let me know what and where the mode button is - thanks again.



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To reset the device, hold down the "MODE" and "ON/OFF" buttons at the same time for about 3 seconds.

Hopefully that will do the trick. if not you cant contact me for further help!

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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    andrew miller Jan 15, 2008

    Look at the back of the unit, there should be a screen and below that a small control interface. To the left and right of the directional pad there should be to buttons. To the left "MODE", and to the right "ON/OFF".

    hopfully that helps!



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I think you've posted this problem already.
Anyway please see Jan 15, 2008 SB800 doesn't flash.
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I think you've posted this problem already.
Anyway please see Jan 15, 2008 SB800 doesn't flash.
Check that first.

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