Well, just wondered if anyone had the same problem I do with thier Nikon SB-900 flash. I bump it the other day and now it comes on but won't flash. It does light up and I try to TEST FIRE it and it doesn't do anything. I wonder if I blew the bulb? No one here in my city works on them , so it would have to sent in to Nikon Repair. I have sent my stuff to Merriville NY , but with the weather I called and they are on backup elerrric right now and haven't answered my e-mail. Would like to talk with them before I send it or and something back from you guys. Let me know what you guys think. I always listen on hear. I have had the Nikon SB 900- over 4 yrs now too . Love it. Thank guys for listening and look forward to your reply.
I will clean the electrical contacts and see if that hekps any. I haven't had any trouble out of it except temp getting HOT and shutting down on me when I first got it. I have learn what to do when I see it getting close to over heating over the last 4 yrs with it. I did need the other places , that I could send it oo. I have always sent my things to Nikon in Merriville NY , but with Sandy there , they are having problems on thier own and repairs are at a stand still for them right now. If that doesn't get it fix , I will send it off to one of the shops you have here for me. Have you had any work done at any of these Marty? Let me know. I love the Merriville NY shop. They always got right back to me pretty quick on what was wrong and LOL how much it would be. Thanks again and look for your reply.
Sun 04-Nov-12 09:30 AM | edited Sun 04-Nov-12 09:32 AM by blw
I use the first place that Marty mentioned as my primary repair option. They are much easier to deal with - and historically anyway, they are a lot quicker than Nikon. (I've dealt with Melville plenty also. I don't send anything to Nikon except warranty work.) APS is very reliable and they do top quality work, as good as Nikon's.
The last one I had was a pretty complex lens (the 135/f2 AF DC) that had been dropped by a previous owner. They got it on Friday morning and I got it back on Monday afternoon. That never has happened with Melville, even for a simpler repair.
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Thanks Brian That is what I needed to hear. My flash is lighting up. It is not firing on TEST flash at all either now. It didn't take a hard hit at all. Just bump it. I really thing I blew the bulb, but they will have to check it out and tell me. Thanks for the information & I will call them on Tomorow to chat with them maybe. Love this site for information & help.
Hay Brian I did send my SB'900 into the Nikon Shop in Morton ILL and they have already told me what is wrong with it and are fixing it this week. Thank you for all your help and I should maybe have it back by the end of the week. I did blow the bulb also. They are lining some other things out on it , so it was kind of good to send it in after 4 yrs of working it. LOL It has been a great Speedlight for me except for the over heating that I didn't like, but have found the right way to use it & also have a SB-600 for backup >stayby in case LOL. The total cost is good too, so I'm very happy and can't wait to have it back in place here with me. Thans again for all your help and to this Nikon Site too. I would have been lost if not for this site help. Take care.
Hello Marty You are RIGHT I just received my Nikon SB-900 Speedlight flash back today from APS and I'm very happy with what they did on my work. It is working just like a new one again. Not sure what all they did, but they reline the zoom lens and some other things including the bulb I blew by bumping it. But is back home now and ready to use. I have already been working it in the house. LOL Thanks everyone for the input about APS Shop. Will tell my buddies too about them and I 'm thankful for this website too.