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Re: nikon d70 flash stopped working
Well, you are not going to like my answer. The troubleshooting guide for the D70 says it could be 1 of several PCBs (printed circuit board) being faulty or the connecting FPCs (flexible printed circuit).
You'll need to locate a local repair person or use the reapir service search here on Fixya. Nikon USA repairs will be $$$$
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You don't give any details, error message? if it is the same has the 550d, hold the camera has if you're taking a photo. look at the flash shoe, on the right hand side under the grouve where the extrenal flash slides in there is a tiny button switch if that is stuck the builtin flash will not work
if you want use the 4G you make sure your memory cards is compatible to
4G. then now you have got stuck when you back the 512!? all you have to
do is to reformat your camera in to software. Thanks!!!
Read page 16 of the manual. Do not use any other charger with this camera. Are you sure you have the battery inserted correctly? When trying to charge, does the green light blink? If so, when it stops blinking and turns off, the battery should be fully charged. Do not attempt to turn the camera on while the charger is trying to charge the battery.
How long have you had the camera? It might still be covered by warranty. If it is covered by warranty, then contact Nikon to find the warranty fixing instructions for your area. If it is not in warranty, then getting it fixed might be as easy as taking it to your local camera store (not Best Buy/chain stores) Local camera shops usually can fix these issues. Prices can vary depending on your area.
If this isn't an option, getting an external flash head might be your best option. I know a Nikon sb80 is relatively cheap, but a similar alternative to the on camera flash head.
I don't know if this will help and this post is two months old. The
camera store may be right that the synchronization is the issue which
tends me to point a finger at the external flash. There are at least
three different flash units that will flash when the picture is made but
only one type will sync with the camera. A digital flash unit is
different from a film flash so a Canon EX type is required to sync with
Canon TTL or TTL II digital cameras. An EZ will flash but it's off a
bit, so I can only assume that your Promaster and Canon flash units are
for film cameras. Okay and another thing that could be throwing things
off a bit is the camera may have been programed in Custom Functions to
use "Second Curtain" or "Rear Curtain". Just seams to me if the built in
flash works then it's the external units at fault.
Have you tried using the wireless mode? Even if there is a problem with the hot shoe interface, it might still work using the wireless mode. To do this you have to set both the camera and the flash. On the D70, under the menu with the icon that looks like a pencil, select Flash Mode|Commander Mode|TTL|OK. On the flash, hold down the Zoom and [-] buttons to get the CSM menu. When you see the zigzag arrow, push the Mode button to turn on the wireless mode.You may have to use the [+] or [-] buttons to cycle through the menu to find the zigzag arrow.
Now you should be able to use the flash detached from the camera. Just pop up the D70 flash, which will tell the SB-600 what to do via light pulses. There are other settings that may be required (channel and group settings must match between camera and flash) and be careful not to block the light sensor on the side of the SB-600. If the wireless system is still working, you may find you like it better than hot shoe operation.
Really? the best solution available is to take the top of your camera off? i don't think so. Here's a very simple solution I found to get the flash to pop up without destroying your camera. http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1031&message=31993875 the person suggests using a fingernail. (s)he must have long fingernails. I had to use a piece of paper folded in half. Swipe the paper from back to front, as in, from the eyepiece side towards the lens side. Here's a picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougpardee/133066175/ good luck