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No flash but display works

Help - everything seems to work except the flash when I shoot the photo.
The red light even blinks - but no light.

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  • bbfrog May 19, 2008

    Thanks - I think it is a HOT SHOE problem - I have great flash one moment and then none another! Also - if I gently hold the flash back just a bit on the hot shoe it flashes... I used another SB800 on my grip, camera, etc and it worked for 100 photos (graduation photos)... sounds like I am buying another flash.

    :)

  • jacquilain Jun 21, 2008

    I was using a D200 for 3 years with the SB800. a few months back I started having the same problem...bought new batteries, and still it didn't work. bought another SB800, thinking it was just too old, and the newer one doesn't work. I bought a D300 recently, AND a friend of mine sold me a SLIGHTLY used SB800 (he's a Canon man), and all 3 don't work!

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The bulb for the flash could possibly be burned out.

Posted on May 14, 2008

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