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Sb800 misfire after several shots.... when i press the test button a couple of times there's a 2-3 out of ten misfires. I wonder if its on the flash bulb itselt or the circuit board? do you have any idea how to correct this problem. I also tried to reset the flash but it didnt help..... hope you could share some ideas. thanks a lot..

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Had that problem for a very long time myself too.  

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