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Flash won't open on the d40

All of a sudden my flash won't open when I push the button. I have a d40 I purchased about 6 months ago. Any solutions?

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Re: flash won't open on the d40

The flash on D series doesn't always open by itself or when you push the button, as part of the design. If you are in manual mode the flash should open when you push the button, but when in Auto, if there is enough light present for the flash to stay closed, even if you push the flash button, I don't think it will open.

In Auto mode, try pointing the camera at something dark or holding your hand up in front of it and push the shutter button halfway down to see if the flash opens. If not, you will probably have to take it in to be repaired.

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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