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Nikon d40x Hi my nikon is acting very weird ... my flash is going off but every second or third picture is either over exposed or under exposed very dark .. is my flash about to die ?? My camera is a year and a couple weeks old so Im not even sure if I have warenty. Does any know how much something like this will cost? and how long it takes to get repaired?

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  • dmargo864 Jan 18, 2009

    Nikon DSLR's last for about a year. You are not doing anything wrong. The cameras are not made to last much longer. They are basically an $800 disposable camera, otherwise Nikon would be doing the honorable thing which is to replace the bad cameras. I am stuck with a D40X that cannot take a picture in Auto mode, the same thing happens. Once in a while the flash fires but so bright the entire image is white.

  • egp07 Feb 04, 2009

    I have the same problem with my d40x too! When a take a pic on auto and it flashes my image turns almost completely white :( does that mean i have to get it fixed at the shop?

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It sounds like your flash capacitor isn't fully charged up and your taking a photo and there isn't enough power charged up, so your photos turn out too dark. Take a photo, wait for a minute or til you see the flash icon inside the viewfinder lit up and then try taking another photo.

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