Dropped SB600

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Aug 11, 2007
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I took my knapsack out of my car today completely forgetting the bottom was unzipped and flung it over my shoulder, then I heard the sound of something hitting the asphalt, my SB600. It powers on and the display works, it was flashing when I pressed the FLASH button, but now it wont. I have mounted it on two different bodies and it does not flash in any mode. Guess it has to go in for an estimate. Any ideas?
 
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Yep, send. my wife has dropped my SB800 same deal as you. it tool 3 weeks and $129 I feel for you .. luckily I have 4 flashes I was able to get by.. good luck
 
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I had exactly the same thing happen with an SB800. It is now at Nikon on "parts hold" :mad: Estimate is $171 including return shipping :frown:
 
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My SB600 fell about a foot off my car seat . After that it would just turn itself off with a slight bump . I opened it myself , moved all the plugs around , closed it again and it's been fine since . Still wondering what was wrong though .
 
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A few months ago I was at a Japanese garden when I heard a loud noise. An SB-800 fell out of my bag and hit the wooden deck I was standing upon. The battery cover came off and the batteries were rolling towards the edge of the deck. I recovered them at the last moment. They nearly went into the murky pond. Fortunately, nothing was wrong with the SB-800. Apparently, the wood attenuated the fall.
 
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Montreal, Quebec
I dropped mine a few weeks back, a SB600 that is and the estimate was not worth the repairs. Instead they offered to sell me a new one at a discounted rate. I opted to instead upgrade to a SB800 for 300.00 new with 3 yr warranty.
 
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Milton, Ontario, Canada
My estimate is $109. :smile:
You are almost bank on, its $111 with tax brings it to $126.00. Not sure what to do, its about half the price of a new flash. Have to think about it, they didn't say anything in their voice mail about offering a rebate on a newer one and just said a circuit has to be replaced.

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CougarWilbur

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That's a tough one but I do believe they completely refurbish your flash when they fix it. My SB800 was $128 with shipping and I went ahead and got it fixed.
Does 'refurbish' include fresh batteries?
 
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