Question about Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

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Quit working My flash quit working just all of a sudden.  I checked the battery and cleaned with an eraser.  No luck.  The flash is almost a year old and was working fine just 2 days ago.  I have a wedding to shoot on Saturday of this week and have GOT to have my flash.  (this is my first wedding!!!!)  HELP!  What am I to do?Thanks, Melanie [email protected]

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  • mel4111 Oct 16, 2007

    I took my flash in to a shop yesterday and they told me that sometimes batteries are a little different in length.  Some of the rechargable batteries may push down the little metal pieces that connect and give you juice.  That is what happened to mine.  They went in and lifted the little metal pieces a little and it connected the batteries again.  Such a simple solution to a BIG  problem!!!  

  • RicG Nov 07, 2007

    Thank you! I just came back from a shoot where my SB600 dropped out of my pocket when I was climbing a steep ladder to get a rooftop shot. The unit fell about 8 feet to the floor. Totally dead. I don't have time to wait for a repair and was ready to buy a new one from Amazon. I saw your post and, as a last-ditch effort, I went in and tweaked the metal tabs at the base of the battery slots. I thought that there would be tiny chance that the drop may have squished one of the tabs. It worked!!! That's all it was.
    Many, many thanks! Bless you!

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    Changed batteries (re-chargeable) and flash stopped working! I took the batteries back out, simply put them right back in, and it works!



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I dropped my flash just like RicG and found your solution here. I used screw driver to push up the metal tabs until the batter reached high enough to touch the top metal plate again. The metal tabs I lifted up were negative polarity. My flash came back to life. Thanks for your posting. It saved my money.

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I had this same problem happen two days ago, searched the net vigorously trying to find a solution, finally broke down and called Nikon Support and they are having me ship it in for repair.


Here is a link with the info.



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