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Old 06-30-2012, 06:02 PM
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Just my luck today I found out my Nikon flash is not working. At first I thought it was the batteries. Then I tried to clean the terminals but still no luck.

Well replacing it will run over $300. Has anyone every got a Nikon flash repaired. Ok this one is a little older it is a SB 600.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:30 PM
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I was a versatile electronics technician in the good old days of vacuum tubes, and would probably add a broken Nikon flash to a growing pile of electronic devices and cameras to be examined sometime. A more sensible approach would be to contact a Nikon service department or camera repairman for an estimate. Googling for Nikon flash repair might turn up some experiences others have had.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:45 PM
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I can't speak about Nikon, but Canon has repaired my 580ex and 580ex II, and both work fine now -- much cheaper than buying new ones.
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Well I had to do something because it is hard going with out a flash. I opted for the repair and will send it to Nikon in NY. I looked at some other places but they didn't get the best reviews.

They do a god job I sent them a camera awhile back with great results.

I will update this thread with the repair cost once it is done. I will be mailing ti out Thursday 7-6-12 so you can get an idea of the amount of time it takes too.
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Nikon has sent me confirmation that they can repair the flash for $97. I approved the repair on line. Now lets see how long it takes.

That sounds reasonable to me and I am happy with the total charge.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:32 PM
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That's certainly cheaper than a new one. Hope it's back and in use soon!
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:55 PM
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Ok it has been 17 days and Nikon just listed BILL on their on line status report. This means the repair work has been confirmed. So in a little over two weeks nothing really started for such an easy and small repair.
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The flash has been repaired and is now has been shipped. So it has taken 19 days for them to get the flash, get approval then ship. If it has been shipped you can figure on a three week turn around so far.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:14 PM
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I forgot to note that I have a total of four flashes. However this was the only one that is compatible with my DSLR. Thus a key component to my digital shooting. Can you afford to be without your flash this ling? Good question and it might be the time to think about a spare one.
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I bought a little SB-400 shortly after buying a D3100 over a year ago, and don't remember ever using it after testing it out. The pop-up flash gets little more use than that. The 35mm f/1.8 does get used in low light, though.
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