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D40 Flash didn't work

Had it for about 1 mo and the flash would not pop up. I popped it up on my own and now it works fine and pops up on its own. Should I still take it back or will it be ok now. Why would it not pop up before? It clicked but never popped up.

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Re: D40 Flash didn't work

Seems to me that this is some kind of fault with the camera design\
i would get a different model

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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Flash won't pop up


Thank you for using FixYa for your problem

Always check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty.
It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair estimate. Very few digital cameras have any user-serviceable parts.

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Make sure you're not shooting on no-flash auto mode. Also, in P, A, and M modes you'll have to press the flash button on the side of the camera by the lens mount in order for the flash to pop up. If it's not popping on regular auto mode, make sure you don't have it disabled in the menu.

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Hi and thanks for coming to FixYa.

You can set the parameters for the manual flash in the Custom Settings Menu. Select Full to set the manual flash adjustments.
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Is the flash on Off mode? Is the battery fully charged? If not, charge the battery and try again.

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make sure after popping up the flash, you didn't change the mode into "no flash" easy way to check is put the flash back down, then proceed to take another photo. If the flash pops up again but did not flash, you have a faulty camera (assuming battery level is at least until the 1/3 mark).

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