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I'm going to assume you mean a Nikon D40. If I'm wrong, please reply to this post and enlighten me.

Press the [info] button to bring up the information display. Press the [i] button to put the cursor into the display. Use the multiselector to select the Shooting Mode (fifth item from the top, along the right edge of the display) and press the [OK] button. Use the multiselector to select the self-timer mode (one-handed clock) and press [OK]. Start the self-timer by pressing the shutter release button as usual.

You can change the length of the delay with Custom Setting 16.

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