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I have a Nikon D40X camera and it has been working fine until yesterday. Now the screen has just gibberish symbols and letters on it and I can't control anything or see the screen settings. I have disconnected the camera from its batteries for 24 hours but that has not helped. I am going on Vacation in a few days and I am desperate. Thanks!

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  • sgreene Jun 04, 2008

    I will check with my husband and get back to you this afternoon.

  • sgreene Jun 04, 2008

    I have checked and yes he did push the reset button.. Any other thoughts?

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Nice try, coolguy. Want to tell our customer how to reset her camera, or are you just grasping at straws?

sgreene, here is what you should try:

There is a reset option in the menu of your camera, but since that is all gibberish it won't be of use to you right now.

What you need to do is a manual reset. Open the I/O port door on the left side of your camera. Inside the small hole in the middle is the manual reset button.

I have a Nikon D40X - e1b4c62.jpg

While the camera is on, press the button with a straightened paperclip or similar object. This will restore your camera to factory settings.

Note that all settings will be erased, including the clock time. You'll have to reset them all, but your camera should work again!

Good luck!

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    Matt Jurach Jun 04, 2008

    coolguy, the "two-button reset" is only for resetting custom menu items. It does not reset the camera itself. Have you ever used this camera?

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Hi,

Did you try reseting it?

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

  • Priya darshan Jun 04, 2008

    Please CLICK HERE and refer the pg no.38 of the user manual.It will tell you the step by step method to reset it.

    If you need anymore help let me know..

    Goodluck..


  • Priya darshan Jun 04, 2008

    Well the first thing is that im not trying to grasp anyone.I just made a small error and i was about to give you the info on factory default reset button but Mattozan already explained it with a pic.
    Mattozan's solution is appropriate.So sgreene please don't forget to rate it..

    Thank you for using fixya..


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