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Display screen not light up

HI MY NIKON D40 DISPLAY SCREEN SHUTS OFF THEN DOESNT TURN BACK ON . JUST SHUTS DOWN BATTERY IS RECHARGED FULLY. IT STOPS TAKING PICTURES JUST COMPLETE SHUTDOWN

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Are yo using a stock Nikon battery or an aftermarket brand?? Nikons cameras are all famous for their batteries not staying in their compartments tight which means your battery in not getting a good, solid connection. Open the battery compartment and put a tiny piece of folded paper on top of the battery (on the end where you close the door, not the side with the contacts) and then carefully close the lid, this will create more pressure on top of the battery making a stronger contact. Hope that helps.

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Hey climiocid,
If what you mean is your images don't display on the LCD screen after you take the picture your image review option has most likely been turned off. If your camera just never displays any images I would try doing a hard reset on the camera by shutting off the camera and opening the connecter cover and pressing the reset button which should reset the camera to factory specifications. When resetting the camera this way remember this resets the cameras' clock. If none of this works I would have the camera looked at by an authorized service technician. You can find an authorized service center by contacting the manufacturer, or you can always bring your camera to a Geek Squad® precinct in a Best Buy™ store and they can send it out for service. I hope this helps!

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SOURCE: Nikon D40 LCD screen.

Since the camera is an SLR, (single lens reflex), the CCD image sensor is behind the shutter until you take a picture. Sorry, but you cannot use the LCD to take pictures.

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Bring up the photo on the camera. Press up or down until you get the histogram (yellow graph). When you get this, press up once, and look at the bottom of the screen.

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SOURCE: how do i remove histogram from nikon d40 display

with the histogram visible on the screen, simply press the "down" arrow on the navigation dial. This will scroll through several on-screen options, until you get back to the playback screen you want

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Display screen no longer works while taking pictures

Sounds like they accidentally pressed the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of the camera. This manually turns the screen on and off to save batteries. You would then use the optical viewfinder in its place. To turn the screen back on, just press the DISP button one more time with the camera turned on.

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