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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Are you shooting those 20 pictures in rapid succession? If so the flash is saving itself by shutting down. If that is not the case, check your batteries with a battery charger to see if one may be weak causing a strain on the others. Call Nikon 1-800-645-6689
sounds like a short in one of the circuit boards, most likely one or seveal of the ribbons and boards will need to be replaced to correct the problem. Send in for repair expect to pay up to $200 for a Nikon factory overhaul
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.
If not, you have flash problems. 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.
I had that same problem with the SB600 and the SB 800. Solutions; get a new one.
After about a year of usage the sb600 started giving me that problem. It flashes but it does not sync. It still works as a remote unit, but not mounted on the camera. The SB800 just went to a coma last weekend. No sync at all, not even as remote unit, no strobe function, just a bright flash, when triggering the test button with new fresh batteries, it flashes at max power once and takes around 7 seconds to recycle. No multiple flashes at all. I had to buy a new one.