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Doesn't power up

Got the d40x for just more than a month now. then suddenly the camera doesn't power up, checked battery, recharged the bat. pressed the reset button, still there's no effect. help..gettin frustrated!

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  • lynxlady May 17, 2008

    I've had this camera for almost a year. I have the same problem - it was working 2 weeks ago, but now it won't turn on. I've tried with a different battery, different memory card and tried the reset button several times. help!

  • cape5151 Jun 01, 2008

    same thing. no power from a charged battery. reset doesn't help.

  • tran63841 Jun 16, 2008

    I had the same problem over the weekend. I found that if you turn the camera upside down it would power up but if you invert it back upright, it powers off. I tried checking the lens mount and its secure, tried putting on different lens and the problem still exist. Camera would power on in certain positions but not others. Finally I got fustrated and gave it a good "wack" between two hand and its working properly. However, I still get that power problem once in awhile but its fixed by "slaping it around abit." So trange, I will continue to narrow the problem unless someone else has anything to contribute.

  • gadams54 Jul 04, 2008

    Had the camera almost 1 yr and exactly the same problem. Any solutions?



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Sme issue here. Camera is less than a month old.

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