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Flash unit wont come on

Hi, I had a AA battery leak and now the init wont work. Any tips?

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  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    I had the same problem with a battery that leaked. My fault I did not unpack my flash after the last outing. It took quite a few swipes with the vinegar and Q-tip but it did eventually work. I was ready to pack up the SB 600 and send it back to Nikon. I kept switching out the batteries, trying it again, cleaning again and eventually it worked.

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    Yet another successful repair using vinegar on a Q-tip. Thank you for the fantastic advice!


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If the contacts on the battery door, or down inside the flash have green or white gunk on them, you can remove it by using the eraser on the end of a pencil. If the stuff is really stubborn, dip a cotton swab in vinegar and wipe it all over the contacts. If the stuff is white, you will see it bubble away, if it's the green stuff, let the vinegar soften it, then dry it all up with another swab. That usually does the trick.

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It works, Thanks ! The unit now smells like vinegar, I should have picked balsamic.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

Thanks for the tip! it worked for me! was sooo worried it won't work anymore.

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

It worked!!! Steve your da man! BK in da house!!

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I had the same problem. The bottom contact was dirty due to battery leak. Hard to see until I read this. It worked. Many thanks.

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