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Nikon D40 - The built in flash will not ppo-up in auto mode. The only time it works is the manual modes. Are there any settings I don't know about. I'm calling it defective and will return it the store.

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  • Nick Rovin Sep 01, 2008

    The flash Light does not on in any mode.., I tries in Dark too.., If i add an extra flash it works.., But built in Flash doesn't work ? Any setting that i've to change?

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With the command dial set to "auto", try to take a shot in low light. The flash should pop up automatically. You can't manually pop it up with the flash button in the auto mode. If it won't pop automatically in low light, then it certainly sounds defective.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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