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I just got a nikon d40 and i can't figure out how to set it up or get it where i can actually take a picture with it

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There is a way to "reset" the camera to the factory defaults. this will get it working . turn on the camera, there are two "green dots" near buttons on the camera. one is near the on-off switch, the other is on the lower left back of the camera. after the camera is turned on, press and hold both of the green dot buttons together for a few seconds. release the buttons, most of the cameras controls will now be reset. turn the know on the top right of the camera to the little green icon, this is full auto setting. Most nikons will not take a picture if there is not a memory card in the camera! the see if it is not working because there is no card, turn on the camera and press the upper left button on the rear of the camera. it will tell you if it has a card or not. if it has a card installed you should be able to take a picture.

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Nikon d40 monitor is black when camera is on


Does the menu show when you press the MENU button? Can you see your pictures when you press the Playback button (right-pointing triangle)? If so, then there's nothing to fix.
The D40 works as SLRs have worked for half a century. There's a viewfinder which allows you to frame and compose your picture. The LCD monitor is for menus, camera settings, and picture review. LiveView, which allows you to use the monitor for shooting, is a recent development, which Nikon introduced into their cameras with the D3 and D300, both introduced years after the D40.

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Having gone over a month with no response, I assume this is no longer a problem.

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Having gone over a month without a response, I assume this is no longer an issue.

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How to take a picture using display instead of view finder


I don't believe there is. Nikon call it Live View in other models, but its not mentioned in the D40 user manual.....

here's the full manual, if you'd like it.
http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/NIKON/D40-_E

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Nikon D40 is taking Dark Pictures. Flash is


kindly see the aparture and speed of xpouser and the iso also if the iso is 100 change the iso to 400 or 800 or u can select he programme option for the best xpousers

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Some of my pics are grainy


lower the ISO settings to 200 or 400 specially if you are shooting in daylight.

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The flash on my camera


There is no top LCD on the D40. Put the camera in AUTO mode (green icon on the dial) and take a picture in the shade. if the flash does not go o, then you have a fault. Send back to authorized repair centre. 

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Frustrated female with a stupid camera


hi ,

i am a d40 user myself and i dont have anything but praises for the little guy. check out this link from nikon guru kenrockwell . i think his userguide is even better than the nikon manual itself :)

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d40/users-guide/index.htm

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Can't enable manual white balance and other options on nikon d40?


white balance can only be manually configured on "PSM" modes only, the other modes set the white balance automatically .

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D40 manual mode takes "blue" pictures.


Go to Shooting Menu --> White Balance

Make sure this is set to Auto

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