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My Nikon D40 is frozen on the screen "Connecting to PC". I have left the battery out for months, tried resetting it with the reset button, tried reformatting the SD Card, etc. When I turn it on now, it says to reset the clock, when I attempt to do so it returns to the "connecting to PC screen"

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  • rwasson3 Mar 06, 2009

    as described - camera comes up with screen saying "connecting to PC" and will not do anything else. This is likely to be the last Nikon product I'll ever buy after the viewfinder fiasco with a collpix 8800 - that one lasted anout 18 months and then the viewfinder went away. Nikon store in AZ says it cannot be repaired. The d40x was the replacement for it and now it is busted.

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Connect the mini usb calbe to Camera only. Camera will working like used to be without cable. Go to setup menu and Change USB setting to P, PTP. then unplug the miniusb and hopefully camera will work as it once was.

It worked for me :)
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