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Flashing LCD Hi! My SB 600 works fine, except that the LCD display constantly flashes. What am i doing wrong? thanks, Randy

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  • JenLy Dec 17, 2007

    My LCD flashes consistently. The flash seems to work, but I have had some problems with overexposure recently.


  • joukhj Jan 03, 2008

    My flash just started doing this same thing?

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2008

    Same problem as you are experiencing. If I find a solution, I will post here. I have tried resetiing, changing types of batteries, all to no avail.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    My SB-600 started doing this, plus some random flash... probabl caused by static... odd

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2008

    Same thing, getting random flash discharges (full power) as well.

  • Wolman Mar 23, 2008

    Same thing, getting random flash discharges as well but I believe the discharge is because the shoe mount is flexible on my D-50.

  • Walter0251 May 02, 2008

    My Flash SB-600, display panel an continues to Flash------. Blink, blink, blink. i tried to reset and I took out batteries, still blinking. WB

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    I have the same problem. i have no idea and the flash is just couple of days old. If you know any solution, please post it.

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    i got same problem first lcd panal was flickring then completely dead' if some one has same probllem write it down i waisted 24 batteries..thank you

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    same problem lcd flashing yet flash works .It fires off on its own every now and then

  • kkphoto May 21, 2009

    I have the same concern. used to work fine, then LCD panel started flashing. Now it just mis fires and won't sync with the camera or when it does is underexposing big time. Any ideas??



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I have same problem too. LCD display continues blinking...
I don't know what to do.

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    It sounds like the inverter circuit or the control processor may have failed. This is normaly changed as a complete module.

    Nikon, or their authorized service rep should be able to service this flash for you unless the parts are obsolete.

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