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The Flash on my Nikon D40X will not operate

My D40X auto focuses, the flash pops up, but the flash doesn't go off. i get an "Info" alert that it is too dark to use my flash. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    Yeah... I have the same problem sadly. Nikon support said I have to send it, they will evaulate it, but most likely I have a damaged flashboard... Which angers me, since I just got this camera today... with no coverage...
    But I will get back to you, because tomorrow I am having a CEO of a photography place look at my camera (My teachers good friend) and hopefully it won't come down to that... Or the person on ebay will get an ear-full...

  • radum40x Dec 24, 2008

    Same here... The built-in flash pops up but simply doesn't light up. Have no idea if the bulb is gone or there is some more serious damage. The camera auto focuses fine otherwise. Pls. suggest what should I try...

    Thanks

    RM

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    my d40x flash is failing. pops up but doesn't fire. rarely the flash does fire but waaaaaay too bright, or there is a timing problem that makes the whole image white. mostly it just doesn't fire. seems there is a physical problem.

  • Jesse Sidhu Dec 28, 2008


    • built-in flash pops up but the shutter speed will adjust itself to 1/60 sec. the flash will not fire either

  • carnesj Jan 03, 2009

    I have the same problem...I've had it for 1 year and 3 months...it just happened on Dec 31st...the last picture I took that the flash work was on 12/26/2008...

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Sounds like flash board is bad, Needs to fix by a repair shop.TC

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I have a Nikon D40X. The built in flash pops up but the flash does not go off (light up)....not aware of the capability of turning it off manually.


You have 2 options to try before you consider a service tech to look @ the camera.

Prelim : Ensure the batteries are charged & your using standard batteries.

Option 1 : Put the dial in Auto mode and see if that helps with the flash, also ensure you are trying to click the picture in a dim or dark environment, else the Auto flash won't fire if the environment is bright enough

Option 2 : Backup your pictures and reset your camera by using the menu. This should take care of any settings that might have been accidentally turned ON or OFF, then try to get back to the option 1 to see if the flash fires... (you will have to set the date & time post this action)

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It's great for the manufacturer to know about any problems so they can get a good sample of problems to help many people. Good luck.

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