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Blinking LCD I'm seeign a wierd problem in my nikon 40Dx camera. When i play back the images the lcd blinks where ever there is a bright white in the image. I've already returned one for the same problem and I'm seening this agian on the new one. Has anyone else see this issue?

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  • Sushe Jan 26, 2008

    Thanks a lot for the info... although it makes me feel a little dumb :)



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Your camera is fine. Read the information shown in this: Link

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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    Kevin Pettit Jan 26, 2008

    Don't feel bad, I freaked out the first time I saw it too, shooting teams for my photo employer using her camera. I thought I screwed up the images.



What is the fix? Is this a firmware issue, LCD, ... ?

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Hello cherdh,

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