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Nikon d40 flash won't fire

I have a 4 month old d40 that will pop up the flash but will not fire. When I look back at pictures it says that the flash was used but it never goes off. Help! I also have a new (May 7,2008) D40. The flash worked for 2 days but no longer works. The flash pos up but no flash under any conditions. I P setting the flash? is blinking in the viewfinder.
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Try pressing the reset button to reset the settings that might solve it.

If not its possibly a fault flash, do you know where the reset button is? Its near the connectors, Il get you a picture.

Posted on May 16, 2008

  • Ekse May 17, 2008

    Here it is


    Turn the camera off and press the reset switch, all settings includeing clock will be reset.


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Hi,

If it clicks when the flash is already open, it seems there would be a problem with the flash open sensor. The camera thinks the flash is closed, so it tries to open it again and it refuses to fire, because firing in the closed position would blow the bulb.

The D40 flash is a bit different, but if you open it (just unscrew the two little screws in front) you'll recognize the sensor clips. Open and close the flash and see if the make contact when open.

(And DON'T fire the flash when open, or at the very least don't touch anything in there when firing or you'll get zapped.

Goodluck..

Posted on May 16, 2008

  • Priya darshan May 16, 2008

    The best solution will be to get it repaired since it is under warranty.

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