I repaired my SB-600 today. WOOOOOOT!!

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by castrol, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. castrol

    castrol TPF Noob!

    Apr 26, 2006
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    Spring, TX
    Quickly, a little back story...

    I was doing some "creative flash" practicing and I set my flash somewhere
    I probably shouldn't have. After a small breeze blew through the backyard
    about 3 seconds after I turned around, I heard a 'crash'. Please don't be my
    speedlight. It was.

    It no longer worked and I could physically hear the broken pieces inside
    rattling around. Mr. Perko gave me some insight on finding a replacement
    strobe for it, and I decided to give it a go.

    Well today I finally decided to dive into the ripped apart SB-600. I ordered a new
    strobe from Nikon Tech USA last week. $8.00 plus $4.00 shipping.

    I was a little intimidated at first. I had bro in law bring his soldering iron over to
    the house and we got started this morning. There was a little more damage
    internally than I previously anticipated, but it was nothing that a little super glue
    couldn't fix. I took photos of the process that I can post up just in case this
    happens to anyone else in the future.

    I am a happy man tonight. Very happy.

    It actually works better than it did before. Before, when I would zoom the flash,
    it would zoom all the way to 70mm and the next step would be a 'click click click'
    then it would zoom all the way back out and show two [--] in the zoom LCD.

    I wouldn't be able to zoom again until I turned it off and back on again. I
    always thought that was weird. I was disappointed in the way this worked. Turns
    out it never worked properly from the day I bought it. How funny is that?


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