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Disposing of old speedlights
Bradley Leeb, Photographer
Champaign | IL | USA | Posted: 3:18 PM on 12.28.16
->> I have a couple of dead Nikon speedlight units. I don't want to throw them in the trash because of the electrical waste involved and was just wondering what some of you do with dead equipment to dispose of it properly.
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Doug Pizac, Photographer
Sandy | UT | USA | Posted: 4:52 PM on 12.28.16
->> What model are they and what's wrong? They may be good for spare parts in the future. For example, salvage the hot shoes if they're the same type as the ones you're using now. Shoe replacement can be $80+ which you can do yourself with a soldering gun.

If they're really toast, check with your local government. Mine once a year has an electronics turn in day where you can drop off desktops, laptops, monitors, etc.
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Andrew Nelles, Photographer
Nashville | TN | usa | Posted: 5:07 PM on 12.28.16
->> ebay. Someone will probably pay a buck or two to salvage them for parts.
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Bradley Leeb, Photographer
Champaign | IL | USA | Posted: 9:59 PM on 12.28.16
->> Doug, they are an SB-24 and SB-25. One doesn't power up at all. The other powers up, but makes a really strange noise when recycling, which takes forever.


Andrew, I thought that might be worth a shot, but didn't know if it was worth the hassle.

Thanks guys.
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Gene Boyars, Photographer
Manalapan | NJ | United States | Posted: 12:58 PM on 12.29.16
->> Best Buy takes all kinds of electronics for recycling. Easier than Ebay and dealing with it all. Safer than trying to give it away on CraigsList.
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