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When I turn my Nikon D40 on, the shooting information display appears. I can't take a picture or get the screen to go away.

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Three easy ways to return to the standard program combination are to:

1.) flip to a different mode and back to P, or

2.) turn the D40 off and back on, or

3.) spin the rear dial back to its original position.

The *P symbol goes away when you've returned to the standard combinations.

The standard combinations are f/4 at 1/60, f/5.6 @ 1/125, f/8 @ 1/250, f/11 @ 1/500, etc.

A shifted set might use f/4 @ 1/1,000, f/8 @ 1/500 or might use f/4 @ 1/2, f/5.6 @ 1 sec, etc. Don't worry, just flick the rear dial until you get the combination you prefer.

Posted on May 21, 2011

  • clbasnight May 21, 2011

    None of these solutions worked. It doesn't matter what mode it's in. When I turn the camera on, the display is on the screen and nothing I try will make it go away

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