Question about Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

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LCD display issues

I've had my camera for a year now and all of a sudden I can't take a picture through my LCD display screen however it works when I use the menu and to view other pictures. Any ideas what setting got messed with and how to fix this??? Thank you!

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  • mzjackson002 Jul 27, 2008

    That's odd because for the last year I've been able to take pictures through the LCD screen and the other day it just stopped working. I guess I'll have to bring the camera in and have it looked at somewhere.

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    I also used the LCD to take pictures and it has just suddenly quit working!

  • honestprof Mar 19, 2009

    Sorry folks - I have the same problem. Up until two days ago, Liveview worked on my D40 - no question about it. Suddenly - no more live view on the LCD display. - Can't figure it out. I've tried everything to restore this - reset, locking mirror, etc.
    No - I'm not dreaming - yes - liveview used to work - and now it doesn't.

  • ahmjt May 11, 2010

    I would like to have a Nikon D40 with Liveview!! How did you take picture from the LCD in NIkon D40? As far as I know, NIkon D40 does not support this - user has to to use the viewfinder to take pictures. The new Nikon D90 has a liveview.

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According to Nikon, that was not possible. The D40 doesn't have 'Liveview' like the smaller compact cameras. You would always have to use the viewfinder for taking pictures. Even in the TV ads, everyone used the viewfinder as they took turns using the camera.

Here is a link to Nikon's web site: NikonUSA

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    Kevin Pettit Jul 27, 2008

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/ND...

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    Kevin Pettit Jul 27, 2008

    sorry, I didn't make that a hyperlink, you'll have to cut and paste


    I just don't see how you were using the LCD display as the viewfinder to take pictures, it is not possible.


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