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Nikon D40x stopped shooting photos.Shutter release button fails to fire. Battery is fully charged. New and formatted memory card. Camera turns on and flash opens but won't take picture. What could be wrong?

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  • kakima Jul 09, 2010

    It could be several things. Does the monitor on the back give any message? What about the viewfinder? Does it work with the flash down and locked?

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I have the same problem and narrowed it down to my 18-55 lens. It wrks with y 200 mm lens but not the 55mm......so i am getting a new lens.

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

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I have the same problem with my D40. Yes, the monitor and viewfinder are working. It does not work with the flash down.

Posted on Jul 25, 2010

  • mgudmastad Sep 13, 2010

    My D40x has the same problem. It won't focus, won't even try to focus, on any mode. Sometimes if I switch shooting modes, or from auto to manual back to auto, or any number of different features. It will work for a few shots and stop working again. I haven't found a way to fix it permanently. Any suggestions?

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