Question about Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens
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.
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
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.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
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.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
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.
Posted on Oct 30, 2008
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!
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
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.
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
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?
Posted on Jul 23, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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