Hi! I am hoping someone can help me. I have an sb600 flash that seems to be stuck in M mode. According to the manual, I just need to press zoom button until it disappears. All that did was cycle through the numbers a bunch of times. I also tried clearing it to the factory default settings, but the M is still there. Is there something else I can try, or is there something wrong with my flash? Thanks! Lisa
#1. "RE: Flash is "stuck", " In response to Reply # 0
Are you talking about "M" manual flash mode or the "M" you see over the "Zoom" setting? To cycle through the flash exposure modes (TTL, TTL/BL, M) you press the "Mode" button. To cycle through the manual zoom settings you press the "Zoom" button.
#4. "RE: Flash is "stuck", " In response to Reply # 0
A couple of things to try:
1. Pull the batteries on the flash. Let it sit a while. Alternatively when you re-insert them, use fresh ones if they already aren't new.
2. I've had some luck mounting the flash (powered off) on a camera, powering up the camera, then the flash. Then it recognizes it's mounted correctly, slips into iTTL mode and behaves normally. You may need to do this a few times.
#6. "RE: Flash is "stuck", " In response to Reply # 4
Armando, I think that might have worked! I'm not sure, but when I turned it on, the M was gone. I can't thank you enough. It always amazes me how much wonderful support I get on this site. Thank you again! Lisa
#7. "RE: Flash is "stuck", " In response to Reply # 5
Hi Jerry. Maybe that was part of the problem. I did have it on the camera at first, but then I was just working on the flash. It seems to have cleared itself when I put in new batteries and put it back on the camera. Thank you so much for your help!
#10. "RE: Flash is "stuck", " In response to Reply # 8
I will check that when I get home. I have a diffuser on it, so I can't see if that part is down or not. It did sound like it was making a funny noise - so maybe that was the problem the whole time. I will definately check that out.