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Faulty d40x hi i bought a d40x off ebay the other day and couldnt wait to start snapping.... problems: - The error message "initialization error. Turn camera on and off again" appears. Upon turning the camera off and on again, the same message appears. After several times trying it still does not work. Also, the menu screen appears, and just keeps flicking from menu to menu constantly. As well as this, on the playback mode, the picture of the image displayed keeps zooming in as far as it will go without being prompted to do so. I have read the manual and tried everything I can including reseting the camera, but still the problem(s) have not been resolved. PLEASE can someone help me i would be indebted!

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  • joyc3y Jul 24, 2008

    Thanks, thats a good idea, and it is actualy what a friend said to me, that there is a possibility that one of the buttons is stuck.

    Im just scared of breaking the camera; would I need to open up the camera, or try and pull the button out?

    ps
    to cammedic, and all other problem solvers, just want to say I appreciate everyting your doing and think its fantastic that your prepared to give up your time to help others. Thank you very much!


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I would start by looking at all of the push buttons on the camera. One may be stuck down.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit Jul 24, 2008

    You are welcome. I think just doing an external check of all the buttons to see if they feel 'springy' would be the best approach. No dis-assembly required

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