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Nikon SB-800 Defect

Flash powers up but the ready light never comes on - batteries are fresh charged NiMN. Flash will not flash throught camera or from flas button on flash unit. Flash worked yesterday and had not even been removed from the camera.

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  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    same problem was working fine and suddenly wont flash. it pwrs up but won't flash and the control panel won't light up either.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    I'm trying to fix a friend's tiny S01 camera. Suddenly it no longer works as before. When turned on it briefly flashes a (picture?) for a fraction of a second, then displays a statement and two "buttons" on its touchscreen:

    "Card is not formatted. Format card?"

    And the two buttons are YES and NO.

    Pressing the NO brings the statement: "You may turn off the camera."

    Pressing the YES brings the statement: "Format card. All images will be deleted! OK?" and the choice of YES or NO.

    Pressing the YES brings another choice: OK or Cancel button choice.

    Pressing the OK brings the statement "Formatting" a very brief delay, and then a beep and a little red circle with the letter I in its middle. But the camera remains inoperable

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Have you tried other batteries?

If one cell has died, there will be enough power to power up the flash, but not enough to charge it reasonably fast. It may also stop the other cells charging up properly if they are charged together. I've had this problem with poor quality rechargeables before. I think flashguns put pretty heavy demands on batteries.

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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Does the flash ready indicator also stay off, after you opened the flash and pressed the shutter release button half?
Because that could indicate there is not enough power in the battery to charge the flash.
If the light comes on, and still the flash does not fire, there would be a serious problem. My guess; that only can be solved at the service centre.
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Hi there and welcome to FixYa.

Bad batteries can cause that. The flash module needs alot of power to charge. Your camera will still work, but without enough power to charge the flash module, it may take along time. Again.
Try fresh batteries.


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