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Flash doesn't 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)?  I'm new with this camera so could you tell me where and what the mode button is.  HELP I really need the flash -  THANKS FOR THE HELP!!!

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Re: flash doesn't flash

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

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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nstalls four fresh batteries.

Turn on flash, do not connect to camera

Wait until flash is ready

Get a small wire with insulation and strip both ends about 1/8".

With one end of the bare wire lead, touch/hold CENTER TIP

Contact(silver pin from flash).

Make sure flash head is not pointing at your face.

With other end touch bare wire to OUTSIDE Contact (silver on
outside of hot shoe that rides into camera hot shoe rails-this is ground).

Flash should fires, gets a flash out of the flash tube.

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You most likely hurt the flash by using the dome filter on top of flash.
Over 80% photographers are doing this way when shooting flash photography. And 95% for wedding photographers.

This will shorten the life of the flash.
Even more with that adapter parked onto the flash.

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Sb800 will not flash

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

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