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Nikon D40 flash firing when down

I've got an intermittent problem with my D40. Sometimes when I am shooting in programmed auto mode with the built-in flash down, the flash has fired whilst down. This has caused the plastic in the flash casing to melt a little and causes a burning smell when it happens. It doesn't seem to have affected the operation of the camera or flash, but obviously it's not ideal and I wondered if anyone knows how to fix it.

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  • annewitton Jun 30, 2009

    Thanks for the workaround. That's what I have been doing, but I wondered if there's a way to actually fix the problem (or is it one for the camera repair shop?). Has anyone else had this problem?

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When the flash is pop up then it's switch turn to on which I think is remain on in off position too .I have done many in past.

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Turn off the flash manually (top left button on the side of the camera body above the lens) or use the 'No Flash' Program Dial option - one click back from the green AUTO selector on your dial - the one with the lightning bolt inside a circle.

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