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LMagee Silver Member Nikonian since 20th May 2008Mon 27-Aug-12 10:43 AM
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"Flash is "stuck", "


Pittsburgh, US
          

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!
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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Mon 27-Aug-12 01:31 PM
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#1. "RE: Flash is "stuck", "
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Nevis, US
          

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.

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WD4MLA Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Mon 27-Aug-12 01:39 PM
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Sylva, US
          

Hi Lisa,

If I understand your problem correctly, you are trying to change the mode?? On page 26 of the manual, you should only have to press the mode button to change it. Have I misunderstood the problem?

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LMagee Silver Member Nikonian since 20th May 2008Mon 27-Aug-12 02:56 PM
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Hi Jerry. That's what I thought. It does not change anything other than the number settings when I do that, though. (24mm, 50mm, etc.)
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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter MemberMon 27-Aug-12 03:27 PM
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#4. "RE: Flash is "stuck", "
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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.

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LMagee Silver Member Nikonian since 20th May 2008Tue 28-Aug-12 12:52 AM
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#6. "RE: Flash is "stuck", "
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Pittsburgh, US
          

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!
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No problem. Glad it worked!

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WD4MLA Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Mon 27-Aug-12 04:41 PM
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#5. "RE: Flash is "stuck", "
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Sylva, US
          

Lisa,

It sounds like you are pressing the ZOOM button, as you stated in your original post. When you press the MODE button it changes the zoom settings??

If you are trying to go into auto zoom, my SB800 changes from M Zoom to Auto when I mount it on the camera. Is your flash mounted on your camera?

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LMagee Silver Member Nikonian since 20th May 2008Tue 28-Aug-12 12:56 AM
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#7. "RE: Flash is "stuck", "
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Pittsburgh, US
          

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!

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#8. "RE: Flash is "stuck", "
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Sounds like the flip-down diffuser was, well, flipped down. That sets the zoom to manual and the focal length match to ultra-wide.

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LMagee Silver Member Nikonian since 20th May 2008Tue 28-Aug-12 03:31 PM
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#10. "RE: Flash is "stuck", "
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Pittsburgh, US
          

Brian,

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.

Thank you!

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