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SB-600 Flash not working

I am having problems getting my flash to work on my Nikon D-100.  I had it before set up to automatic and it worked.  For whatever reason now the flash does not work.  It turns on but it is not firing the flash when I shoot.  If anyone could help I would appreciate it.  It might the settings in my camera of something I might not be aware of?

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Make sure both camera and flash are set to TTL automatic mode. One time this happened to me and I had forgotten to lock the flash to the hotshoe connector.

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