SB-900 Misfiring or sometimes not firing

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Tom Matty
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SB-900 Misfiring or sometimes not firing
Aug 14, 2011

Recently my SB-900 has been firing little mini flashes when I'm not touching the shutter and just holding the D700 with it. I'll hit preview and it will work, but then when I go to take a picture it may or may not fire.

I've never had this problem before and can't figure out why it's happening now. I used the rain protector that helps the flash lock in tight because it seemed a bit loose in the hot shoe but it still does it.

Problem seems totally random. I'll shoot for two hours with no problem and then suddenly the whole rest of the day the flash is acting up.

Anyone have problems Like this and know how it can be fixed? Hopefully it can be repaired without involving Nikon service.

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