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Nikon D40 built in flash not working, it seems the the flash will not popup when you take a photo indoors when it should. Has anyboby any idea why and how it can be fixed, and how much would it cost to fix it? Any info welcome.

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  • gball Oct 04, 2007

    Thank for this, but in the first problem, I forgot to say that it fall from about a foot to the ground. The strap got cought onto the edge of a church seat as I was walking by. So this in turn prob broke it.
    Any other info welcome and want should I do next.

  • gball Oct 04, 2007

    Yes the lightmeter is working, thats the little light at the side that flashes before the main flash. I have taken photos in a dark place and still does not work. The flash icon is diplayed when you take the shot, even if I change the flash settings in the main menu it still does not work. When you press down to shot it sounds like the flah is trying to popup, but does not maybe as you said mechanicaly jammed. Any other ideas?

    Thanks a mill.

  • gball Oct 04, 2007

    Hi, you can open it manualy by pressing a button to the side of it, but this those not function now, but I dont know if it ever did becauce I dont have it long. You have to open it yourself like forcing it open, but still will not flash even when open. When it is up then when you try and put it back down again it takes a few trys to click it back into place, it look like it not lined up in the right place.

    Hope this is more info.

  • 4267foxy Dec 23, 2007

    I have just purchased my Nikon D40. I took a few photos with it and everything seemed to be fine. The flash was working fine. However, after about ten minutes of flashing photos the flash fails to work. I have reset everything to default. I have removed the battery and replaced it, I have charged the battery to full charge, I am at a lose as to what to try now. The camera was not dropped or damaged in any way.

  • smsagor Dec 24, 2008

    My flash is firing but, the photo is still dark. I took a photo in front of a mirror & found a mismatch of time in btn the shutter and flash firing. How to solve it ?

    S M Sagor
    smsagor@live.com

  • seeadawn Feb 18, 2009

    i got my nikon d40 a little over a month ago and the flash was working fine when i first got it. But about 2 weeks after having it, the flash started taking forever to open. It would come up, but it came up soo slowly that i'd have to lift it the rest of the way.

    after about a week of that, the flash just stopped working completely. it opens, ( just as slowly as before) but it wont actually flash.

    and when you push the shutter release half way, the flash clicks trying to lift it up, but the flash is already up.

    i hate using flash in the first place, but i never new how much i needed it until it broke =/

  • nikon user12 Mar 21, 2009

    Hi I have the exact same problems as seeadawn, my nikon d40x takes about 5 to 10 secs to open, although it after that still fires...have you got a final solution?


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Check if the flash is by accident set to OFF.

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  • Mico Dukic Oct 04, 2007

    Oh, that's not very good. Try to check is the in-built lightmeter works at all. Try to take a shot in the dark place and see do you have a flash icon in display (or viewfinder). Try to set flash settings to FORCED ON (to flashes in all ocassions) and see will it work. Maybe pop-up flash is mechanicaly jammed.

  • Mico Dukic Oct 04, 2007

    I'm preety shure that you have mechanical problem. I'm not familiar with thic particular product, (I have Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50), so if my questions don't make sense, sorry.
    Is there any way to open flash manualy? Problem could be and lever which lifts flash, also.

  • Mico Dukic Oct 05, 2007

    Yeah, it not lined up. Hope that all parts are in one piece. Worth to try carefuly put it back into right place. Try to chech with ohmmeter is the flashbulb OK, and contacts leading to bulb. When you shake the camera do you hear that something is loosen in it? If you do, that's not good, because taking camera apart is job for experts.

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