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Autofocus problem I dont really know how to explain my problem.. I got a Nikon D40 for Christmas last year and last week we went on vacation. The camera was working fine. but suddenly the camera wouldn't auto focus. Everything is set on auto.. I only have the lens that came with the camera. The battery is charged.. it doesnt even make a noise like its trying to focus. the wiewfinder bracket thingy lights up red but nothing after that. I am new to photography so I know I probably sound like an idiot trying to explain my problem =P

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  • rissa1984 Jun 15, 2008

    my camera doesnt have an on/off button..its a switch

  • rissa1984 Jun 15, 2008

    Im not sure what you mean by the shutter being halfway down.. I am noticing now that the right bracket is the only one that lights up when you press the button.. even when I am looking straight at something the right focus bracket lights up.. but still doesnt take a picture.

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You have to hold the shutter down halfway as you compose the first shot so the AF system can focus and lock, and then the camera fires instantaneously when you press the shutter the rest of the way.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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Hi,
As you have explained the situation, if the camera is an auto mode , the autofocus feature is not working. Its suggestive that, when you half depress the click button to autofocus that mechanism is not functioning correctly and may need repair. Try changing the capture mode to manual focus by refering to the manual, and try manual focusing , if thats working ,then the good news is its small repair job with your click button.
For additional help on your product, you can also post your question to Nikon techsupport on the link below.

http://tinyurl.com/6zvbxz

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Check out this site, lots of how-to's and pics that's impossible to post here.Nikon D40

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First try to reset ur camera......take out the batteries from the camera and then hold the on/off button for few seconds then release it... put back the batteries... chk out if it works... tis wil help u i guess... reply back..

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  • kishore swamy Jun 15, 2008

    after removing the batteries press tht switch fr few seconds and then release it.... nw put back the batteries


  • kishore swamy Jun 15, 2008

    if the right bracket light is switchin on witout any reason then its the problem of ur clickin button....try to chk it out... chk out if its workin properly


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Does this problem still exist when you have the shutter pressed halfway down?

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Worldvet

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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    You will wan to enter menu, use your arrow keys to find the Tools and Setting pages. Navigate through them until you find the Master Reset and select that and see if your problem goes away or not. If not you may need what is called a firmware update. You may not feel qualified to do this as you have to load it onto your memory card after you download it. Find a friend or neighbor or work mate who is digital camera savvy and ask them to help before you take action that will cost you a lot of money through a repair shop or by returning to Nikon.

    If you do go to a camera store that sells this model usually the sales help will gladly fix your problem for free or take care of you for less than anyone in order to earn your business.

    Remember this: the more complex the problem appears, the easier the answer will be. This has always worked for me in the last 12 years of experience with digital cameras.

    Always feel free to ask for more information. We are here to help you get fixed.

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