Dug wrote:occasionally I need to remove and refit the flash but other than that no problems
perhaps a few gentle test taps ?
Is the camera insured ? Was it dropped on the flash hot shoe recently ?
lol im a guy, the persuasive "taps" are the first thing you do to fix ANYTHING
even tho its seen some tough times, i guard the thing with my life and have put my body on the line before i let any harm come to it. (plus my blood washed off of it reasonably easy lol
LOZ wrote:Had the same with a SB 800 it was just poo on the contacts .A drop of white vinegar on a cotton bud fixed it .
if only. i give everything a good clean after each festival or event.
from my readings its such a common fault, nikon replaces the hotshoe no questions asked if its under warranty. strange cos ive had the d700 for about as long as i had the d80 but that never had any probs. if anything it had a harder life.
Remorhaz wrote:My SB600 suffered the same problem (doesn't fire - even with test button but everything else seems to work fine). I believe the actual flash tube is dead and needs replacing - I took it in somewhere to get a quote to fix - about $170-200
this sounds more like it but at that price, im struggling to see if its worth it
already got a sb700 on order for $300. if i pay $200 to get it fixed i wont get much more than that back if i sell it so might as well just sell it for parts.
dammit, -$300 from the d800 fund
thanks for the responses guys, now if youll excuse me i have to go whore myself out