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Nikon D40X won't turn on when the switch is turned on

Problem has been short inside camera. Camera was returned to factory and repaired. Same problem occurred less than a year later. Nikon is unwilling to resolve this problem.

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SOURCE: Nikon d40x LCD screen stopped working

Have you tried the 'Menu' button? If you've turned off 'Review' in the settings menu, the screen doesn't show anything after you take a picture. If the screen doesn't come on when you push the 'Menu' button with a charged battery installed, your camera will need to be repaired.

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

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That's because the Nikon D40x does not have Live View. Up until a couple of years ago, no DSLR's had live preview, due to the design of a DSLR over a point and shoot, as it has a pentamirror arrangement that effectivly deflects the light path to the viewfinder and only to the sensor when the internal mirror is raised. Early live preview models from Olympus had the world's first Live View system by flipping the mirror so that the picture preview could be seen on the rear monitor. Most manufacturers now incorporate Live View into most of their models but most Nikon consumer models do not as yet, apart from the newly relesed D90. The D40 and D40x are two year old designs and therefore do not have the more "modern" specs of say the Olympus E520 or Canon EOS450D. Most photographers trading up from a compact to a DSLR are surprised when they cannot use the monitor in the same way. However for most aspects of DSLR photography Live View is not something that is used all the time, low down shots, macro perhaps being the most convenient use, but for general photography there is no substitute for framing through the viewfinder, that's what we've been used to doing for over half a century! Besides as pointed out previously a DSLR is often too heavy to hand hold at arms length especially with a long lens.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Nikon d40x shutter stuck

The manual (pg 112) simply, and unfortunately, states this message "Press shutter release button again. If error persists, consult with Nikon-authorized service representative".

Some questions that might help: have you had the camera in some extreme conditions, damp, sand, etc. Clean the shutter button really well. Maybe use a small air blower and clean in the shutter release creases.

In the end, if the error continues, it will need to be serviced.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Nikon D40X built in flash doesn't pop up automatically

This is a common fault with the D40x. You will need to contact Nikon for repair details.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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Dropped and now all exposures are black.

Oops. that hurts. But I'm afraid it won't be worth repairing this one. I already saw the body been sold for less than 300 euro new. And I think the repair centre will ask more for opening and closing this one. Then you still have a used body.
Start saving or perhaps you have an insurance that will pay a new one for you?

Mar 15, 2015 | Nikon D3100 Digital Camera

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Nikon D7000 battery discharges quickly when camera is off

When your camera dropped, an electronic circuit probably shorted out. Because of the short circuit, current is being drained from your battery all the time. You need to send your camera in for repair.
Call 1-800-NIKON-US (1-800-645-6687) 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday and they will help you return your camera for an estimate and repair.

Jan 16, 2012 | Nikon D7000 Digital Camera

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I have a D5000 camera w/ kit lens VR 55-200, less than a year old. Recently and only occasionally what is happening is when I press the shutter release button, the lens won't focus, it won't move...

Your camera is still under the one year Nikon warranty. Call Nikon's repair depot at 1-800-NIKON-US (1-800-645-6687) 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday. They will verify your warranty and assist you in returning it for repair.

Jun 08, 2011 | Nikon D5000 Digital Camera

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When the camera (Nikon Coolpix S3100) is turned on the screen soon goes black and there is an error message that reads "Lens error". This camera is almost brand new! Should I just return it?

Yes, try returning it first. If less than 30 days, AND you didn't drop this camera, your store should accept it for exchange or refund.
But in the case that your store gives you a hassle and directs you to the vendor under warranty, AND the vendor refuses to repair the camera saying it has dirt accumulation or was dropped, see the following:
Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to lens error problems can only be corrected by professional repair. But, here are some last resort troubleshooting steps that you can try that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty (or repair cost approaches that of the camera), they're worth that try.

Jun 05, 2011 | Nikon Cameras

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The camera house (Nikon D 5000)does not hold or keep the SD card anymore.can you please advise me what to do?

This problem will likely have to be solved at a local, trustworthy camera repair shop - or, at Nikon's factory service center, nearest you.

If the camera is still under warranty - repair by Nikon Factory Service will be free (assuming it wasn't abused) - and if serviced elsewhere while under warranty, will probably void the remaining balance of the warranty period.

Before doing anything, contact Nikon Tech Support:

Determine the warranty status of your D5000 and discuss service options, and obtain an RMA if you decide to return the camera to Nikon for factory service.

Oct 08, 2010 | Cameras

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My Nikon Coolpix S570 has a purple and black striped screen and I can't take pictures but everything else on the camera comes out clear. I can read the menus and I can see any previous pictures perfectly...

Your camera has the classic and unambiguous symptoms of a failed CCD imaging sensor. It's a common fault with all digital cameras but apart from when there's manufacturing faults should not usually occur until a camera is five to six years old.

There is nothing which you've done to cause the fault, nor is there anything at all you can do to fix it.

The only fix is to have it replaced, but it's not a DIY job and the part is not cheap. However, your camera is probably less than a year old so should still be under warranty; if you purchased it in Europe from an official supplier then you have a two year Nikon warranty. To make a claim you'll need to visit the Nikon website in your country and complete a repairs form which you send with the camera along with copies of any proof of purchase required. Without proof of purchase the repair is chargeable.

After repair, check the images carefully, looking for any marks on the images which are in the same place on every shot: these may be quite subtle such as a slightly blurry small patch or two (almost like an out of focus water droplet). If you have any of these symptoms then promptly return the camera to Nikon to do the repair again as it's not uncommon for a clumsy repairer to leave debris or even adhesive/grease on the sensor. If these faults go unnoticed then most manufacturers try to wriggle out of responsibility by claiming the repair only had a ninety day warranty.

Mar 11, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX S570 Digital Camera

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Shutter will lock and no picture taken.

My camera did this and I found out that it was a faulty battery that couldn't put out enough juice.

Aug 02, 2009 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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Blurry pictures

Both of these problems are caused by underexposure. There are several causes for this. If you are set in AUTO MODE check the shutter speed and lens opening in the view finder. If the speed is less than 100 and the shutter is less than 5 and you are not using flash. You will probably get blured and dark pictures.  Practice shooting with your settings outside in sunlight , inside with lamplight, inside with flash and all of the above with motion. Check the exposure after each shot and make adjustments. In a short time you will get very good at setting your camera.

Dec 09, 2008 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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Nikon coolpix S700 lens cover is stuck / jammed open...... how can I make it better again.

Nikon coolpix S700 lens cover is stuck / jammed open..

A few quick ??'s I need answered first.

I take it your camera is fairly brand new - as in still under warranty? It should be if we are talking about the newest model out.

Was it dropped or jarred hard in any way? Did you force the lens assy to retract into the body for any reason?

Are you sure the Li-ion batt pack is fully charged up and GOOD?

Is the lens assy retracting all the way inside the camera body first of all?

Does the lens assy fully extend when first turned on?

If all the above ??'s prove out to be normal or proper as to being nothing you did wrong to the camera, and if the camera is indeed under full factory warranty then your next option is this.

You can try this step first though - but only try it one time - if it doesn't solve the problem then follow my last recommendation.

With the camera turned off and while holding the camera "firmly" in hand - rotate (twist) the camera briskly in a CCW & CW motion as if you were opening a door knob back and forth in a fast motion.

If you hear or feel anything inside making a rattling noise immediately stop or end this procedure as possibly something has broken inside and definitely needs factory repair/replacement.

If you don't hear anything loose or noisy inside do the same thing again while turning ON the camera, but only do a rotate back and forth one time and no more. If that doesn't resolve the binding lens cover slats to close then for sure it is an internal failure and has to be returned for either repair, replacement, or refund depending on where you bought it from.

With camera receipt in hand return it to the camera dealer or outlet store you bought it from - hopefully for a full refund or full replacement camera.

If it is over the store's free replacement period then you may have to take it into a Nikon factory authorized service center for repair. If you bought the extended warranty - like I always do with any camera over $100 - then the repair will be totally free.

I hope this solves the problem.

Best regards,


Mar 24, 2008 | Cameras

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