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

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Nikon d40 i"ve a nikon d40 camera when tryed the shutter release button it shows error press shutter release button and try again The same problem, Err: Press shutter release button again.

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  • GauravK May 10, 2008

    I am using Nikon D40. It was working really good until I started getting "Error: Press Shutter release button again". Manuals were not of much of help.

    Please suggest if something is possible before taking it to Nikon Specialist.

    Thanks.

  • kellyphoto May 29, 2008

    I've got the same problem.  I've noticed that this only happens in conditions where the flash is not going off (when set on auto).  If I set the mode to night mode, and force a flash, I can get it to work - but obviously this can't be a permanent solution.  




    Any thoughts?

  • ishtu123 Jun 05, 2008

    i have a problem with my nikon d40, it's less than a month old.... i mistakenly kept it on for 3 days and after that whenever i turn the camera on it shows error message : please press shutter release button.... If i take the battery our and then put it on again then the error goes away ......but i have to do it every time i turn my camera on........did my battery get weak ??? is it related to the battery or other factors........??? i tried the without lens solution but it did not work for me........would be very helpful if someone had any solution....thank you

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    I tried to remove the lens and then press the release button, the menu screen did appear but the same message also appeared thereafter. Thanks for the trying though. Anybody knows what they charge for fixing it up at Nikon service center? I am in Delhi, India.

  • Kuljeet Soni Dec 13, 2008

    I have the same problem with my D40X. As per the solution given, I tried to remove the lens and then press the release button again and again, the menu screen did appear(which was not appearing earlier), but the same error message also appeared thereafter. Thanks for the trying though. Anybody knows what they charge for fixing it up at Nikon service center? I am in Delhi, India.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    i have the same thing but where is the shutter relase ???

  • bamboo222 Mar 23, 2009

    I have the same problem; after doing all the suggestions, I was able to take one photo and then the error came back. no luck in trying the suggestions again.



    what should i do now?



    thanks

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    I have the same problem, but only when using an AI lens w/ anything other then the lowest possible F-stop. I'm curious to see if anyone else has a similar issue (set to manual mode and reduce F-stop as far as it will go, and see if it works, change F-stop and see if problem returns).

  • kellyphoto May 11, 2010

    When I take my lens off and press the shutter release, all I get is a message saying that the lens is not attached.  Am I doing something wrong?


    Thanks so much!

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Take the lens off and continue pressing the shutter untill it doesn't react anymore, you should then have a normal menu without the error message.Put your lens on and you're all sorted.Cheaper and less hassle than sending it to Nikon.
olly

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I've just bought a second hand D40 with the reported same trouble. Sold "as faulty".

When I switched it on it gave the error message "Press shutter release button".

I took the lens off and pressed the shutter release button with no result.

I then turned the camera upside down, pressed the release button repeatedly and the camera began to work.

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Power off the camera. Put off the lense. At the back of the lense you can see a lever. Smoothely pull the lever all the way it goes, stack it with very little pc of paper that it can't move any more. Attached the lense, set the camera in Auto mode, turn on and shoot. In other mode the message will appear again. As it is a problem with the motherboard the only way to get rid of this is change the main board.

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Ok i took out the lens and looked throught the front, and noticed a small lever on the left hand side that wouldnt move. i then manually moved the flap/screen thing in the middle until th esmall lever clicked and moved again. i re attache the lense and it has worked just fine. thank you for the other tips i would have never figured it out without trying the other tips first

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

I took the lens off and put it back on and it worked fine.

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I just hit the bottom softly with my palm until it made a noise like the shutter was readjusting and now works with no problems!

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I got this proble today to i search on google and i found this --http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcV90NKs1c
but before doing this i hit the bottam of d40 ( as suggested by some user here ) and now its working fine

Posted on Sep 05, 2013

I had exactly the same problem, i tried everything,battery out, sd card out , lens off etc...nothing worked.Completely by chance and irritation i repeatedly pressed the shutter butten over and over
( without the lens attached ) till it didn't react at all.On my LCD i got a normal menu so i put the lens on and bingo it was fixed, still works fine.I think maybe the shutter was out of alignment.
Hope this works for you.
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I don't understand your solution. I toook the lense off, turned my camera on, and could not get the shutter to fully depress. How can you keep pressing it?

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