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

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Intermittent viewing screen failure

Camera takes pictures but the viewing screen does not work properly -- has dark grey lines running horizontally across it some times. The screen works properly if the camera is not moved for a few hours but does not work after walking about a 100 yards with the camera on its strap around my neck.

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  • shakenolive Jun 09, 2008

    I'm having the exact same issue with my D40. Any luck getting it fixed?

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My most-usual answer: Contact Nikon USA (if you're in the US) and ship them the camera. This will cost if not under warranty, which they will estimate up-front, but it is the absolutely best solution to the problem!

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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