Question about Nikon D40x Digital Camera
The other day, all the sudden the camera will not autofocus. I can focus manually, but when on autofocus mode, you push shutter button down halfway and the illumination light comes on without focusing and when shutter pressed all the way, the camera does nothing. r13, when I press the shutter for auto focus. I have reset the camera etc. Problem still exists, nothing happens in auto but works in manual. any solutions?
I have a Nikon D-40 that will not take pictures in Autofocus mode without holding the AE-L/AF-L button. When in Auto mode, the lens focuses, I get the green infocus dot, but the shutter will not fire. I have done a soft reset (Custom Menu) and a hard reset (reset button next to USB port). Same issue. Firmware is A 1.12 B 1.00 . Manual mode works fine. Any ideas?
Posted on Apr 09, 2010
I don't know if I found a "solution" but toggling once the A/M switch on the lens seems to "fix" it every time. By the way, I never had this problem, not even once, in the two years that I had my D50 with the version I lens. If my eyes still worked like they did 10 years ago I would not have given it up for the bigger screen of the D40....
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
I've got the same problem with mine. It went back to the shop, and they sent it back to Nikon for repair. I got it back in 3 weeks. It's been fine since, but I'm always expecting it to break down again. Toggling the focus switch from A to M and back to A sometimes fixed it.
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
Dan62, your camera will never be able to focus on objects with no contrast. The manual specifically states this. However, you can put the AF marker over something with some contrast, half press the shutter, so that it will focus, hold the shutter button halfway while you recompose the shot, and then press it all the way.
A note to others using the D40/D40X/D60 that are having problems with autofocus: please remember that this camera will not autofocus with mechanically driven lenses. It will only AF with "AF-S" or "AF-I" lenses.
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
Look on the left side of the lens. Make sure the button is on A for auto focus and not M for manual. OR not stuck in the middle. Hopefully that will solve the problem.
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
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