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Nikon D40X How do I get to the set-up menu?

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  • bhmaine Dec 27, 2007

    The "Playback Menu" is highlighted and the wrench features "slide show." How do I get to the proper menu? The video is helpful but just shows the "World Time" screen but not how to get to it.

  • bhmaine Dec 28, 2007

    Thanks for your help. It saved a trip to the camera store.



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Push the 'Menu' button, with the camera turned on, then use your joystick (the largest button on the back, which has four positions: up, down, left and right) to scroll up or down until you see the wrench icon which denotes the 'Set Up' menu. Move the joystick to the right to enter the menu, then scroll up or down to select the different features.

Just to let you know, Nikon has tutorial videos available for your camera:

They also have the Owner's Manual available: CLICK HERE If you have your serial number available, you can download the printable version, or, if not, you can always download the non-printable version.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

  • Aimiel Ireman Dec 28, 2007

    It is confusing, even to me and I've had mine for over a year. If Slide Show is showing, then you're at the Setup Menu. Move the joystick to the right, and Slide Show will be highlighted. To scroll through the Setup Menu's options, you use the up and down buttons on your joystick (Nikon calls it a 'multiselector'). When you have highlighted an item you want to change choosing the right arrow will alternate between checked and un-checked. When you're done with the Setup Menu, scroll up or down to highlight the selection 'Done' and then hit the OK button. Please let us know if there are features that you don't understand or simply want more clarification on, or if there's anything more you are having problems with. Hope this will FixYa.

  • Aimiel Ireman Dec 28, 2007

    I can't begin to tell you how many times I've downloaded PDF owner's manuals, because I have a file box that is full of manuals in print form, and finding the one I want is a lot faster just by downloading the PDF and saving it for future reference. I save them all in the same folder, with the file named by Manufacturer and then Model, because I have about seven or eight (for instance) tools that are made by the same manufacturer. Finding the manual I need (after downloading it) is easy. NikonD40X_Manual.PDF is much faster even than, "Honey!!! Where's the instruction manual filebox?"



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