Question about Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

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Nikon d40 flash

My nikon d40 flash doesn't what to work. i must have touch something and now it is saying subject to dark. i have been playing around with it and i just can't figure it out. what do i have to do to get it working again? i have 2 new batteries and fully charged so i know that is not it. please help someone...

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  • magicurty Jun 07, 2008

    My D40 does not flash...
    The integrated flash pops up but no light at all...
    Is it any of the settings?
    I have even reseted the camera twice and nothing.
    Auto mode, pops when I try low light conditions but does not flash the light at all...
    I don't want to think that the light burned because defenetely this is an very unusual problem...
    PS. Camera was in the 1st day of working:(
    any solutions or tips?


  • cbrown1411 Dec 14, 2008

    I got the Nikon D40 and the flash stopped working on the 1st day :( Where can I get a replacement? I don't want to take the time to send it back. Is there a quick replacement bulb I can purchase??

  • Cameron Scott May 11, 2010

    Turn on your A/F assist and set metering to "Matrix". Check what setting you are on (Automatic[AUTO], Manual[M], Program[P], Shutter[S], Aperture[A], etc. If on P, you can adjust the exposure.

    Does the flash pop up?

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I had the same problem and found this Vimeo link that shows a simple repair to an apparent common problem. The repair worked, but understand that you will void your warranty. Don't touch the bulb as you'll get oil on it; don't touch the solder points on the wiring or you'll get zapped! http://www.vimeo.com/3141400

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If the flash doesnt work in Auto mode when its needed and when you switch it to manual, then you need to send the unit back to Nikon to be repaired. Its a known issue with the d40 that the internal flash breaks.

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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