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MY SB 600 wont fire. I replaced the battery already but If I test fire it, it wont flash.

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If you tried multiple batteries that you know are good and the flash will not fire while on the camera or via the test fire button, this unit will have to be returned to Nikon for service and repair.

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My Nikon SB-600 turns on but does not fire.


with any flash unit check that you hear a whineing sound as the unit preps to fire.
if you do not hear this then the battery may be low and need replacing.

i hope this helps

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Bought a Nikon Speedlight SB-600 in August. Tested the flash and it fired ok. I took out the flash a few days ago to use at a graduation and the "ready" light did not come on. Consequently it did...


Hi grwcamp, Sorry to hear about it not working at the graduation. Are in the correct position (I am sure you did but, we must start someplace). Look inside, see if there is battery acid in there.
If with new/fresh batteries it still does not work call Nikon. You have a warranty on it so it should be covered.
Nikon digital 1-800-645-6689

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SB 600 has stopped firing batteries are good


flash bulb could be burnt out...if it doesn't fire when when you push test, that's my guess as to the problem. Another possibility (although unlikely) is a loose connection in the flash.

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I have a Nikon SB 600 and it wont turn on any more (I tried new batteries ;-) ) I sent it back to Nikon and they say it needs a new motherboard. Its one month out of warranty and so its gonna cost the same...


I would expect it to cost less than a new one, if not - buy a new one.

When repaired they will replace all the damaged parts and wiring with new, so that should fix it, and you'd have a t least a 60 day warranty to test it.

If you invest in a better flash like the SB-900 you will have more power to use if needed, if not needed you will have a faster flash and recycle rate, greater distance and a more robust flash that has some protection circutry to protect the flash from over heating. Using this larger flash may eliminate you wearing out another SB-600.

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SB-600 display shows, but will not fire or test fire


there's a part in inside that triggers the light .. it might need to be fixed.
Please contact Nikon Tech Support to walk you through resetting the flash.
a. Have you tried that? it's in the Manual

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Nikon Speedlight SB-600 keeps firing


I believe that there is a safety feature built in that if the voltage in the capacitor gets too large the flash will fire, to prevent damage, could be this that is faulty, if it is a new main circuit board is required.

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Intermittant flash firing.


The main cpu is bad and you need to send it back to the factory.

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I have sent my SB-600 to Nikon twice in the past 6 months to resolve this problem. They have fixed it both times, but never told me what the problem was. I've had it back for exactly 1 day now, and it's started back up again already. If I receive a solution (or replacement), I'll let you know!

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