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D40x stuck on connecting to pc

Even though I've downloaded pics and disconnected my cables with the power off, the screen continues to have "connecting to pc" and I cannot access my other menu items. I've reset it to the original settings but nothing..Help?!

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  • gulindro Sep 15, 2008

    I have the same problem ie, showing connecting to pc whenever power switch is on. how it will be solved?

  • ilovemydobie Nov 27, 2008

    OMG! I have the SAME exact problem!! I've sent a complaint/question into the online Nikon support team, and I'm awaiting an answer. However, it's the day before Thanksgiving, and I don't think they're going to get back to me until AFTER Thanksgiving. What a load of good that does for me! I'm taking the battery out and seeing what happens...


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Make sure you have set your USB connectin in the camera to MPT/PTP. Most of the problem is that the USB connection isn't set to MPT/PTP.

Posted on Jan 15, 2012

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I had the exact same problem and fixed it by switching USB cables. As it turns out, I was using a USB cable that is designed for power only (not data). I didn't even know they made USB cables that couldn't transfer data...

Posted on May 04, 2010

I have the same problem

what coursed my problem is i used a DV cable instead of the USB cable....when i connected with the DV cable the pc shuts itself down like a power shortage...and ever since then my D40X stuck on the connecting to PC screen...

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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I have the same exact problem. I have did what you stated however the problem still exists. Not sure what else to do.

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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Well, I fixed it!

I tried all the aforementioned solutions and nothing worked. I took out the battery, waited, put it back in, reset it, etc. etc. No response.

Then, I plugged it into the computer, left it on for about a half hour to an hour. When I came back, it was responding and working. Apparently, I had to leave it plugged to the computer long enough for the internal battery to discharge. Try it! It worked for me, and I thought my camera had gone completely haywire and I was ready to return it!

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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Try taking the battery out of the body. With battery out, turn power switch to "on". Turn it back off (battery still out). Wait 1/2 an hour, put battery back in and see what happens. I hope that solves it. If not, re-post your question and we'll investigate further.

Posted on May 31, 2008

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