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I HAVE A NIKON D40X.I CANNOT GET THE BUILT IN FLASH TO WORK.IT IS IN AUTO MODE AND FLASH IS TURNED ON.IF I ATATCH AN EXTERIA FLASH IT FIRES EVERY TIME.I HAVE TRIED IT ON ALL THE OTHER MODES,IT DID FIRE ONCE,TRIED IT AGAIN ON SAME SETTING NO LUCK.IT POPS UP ON DEMAND BUT NO FLASH.I THINK I MAY HAVE DONE SOMETHING IN MENU SETTINGS TO MESS IT UP AS I AM NO COMPUTER EXPERT.CAN YOU HELP. GOT A WEDDING IN MEXICO IN 4 DAYS.DAUGHTER IS EXPECTING GOOD PHOTOS.

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In Auto mode the flash will only fire when the camera thinks it needs it.

Only in the PASM modes do you get to decide whether to use the flash or not.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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Prelim : Ensure the batteries are charged & your using standard batteries.

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Option 2 : Backup your pictures and reset your camera by using the menu. This should take care of any settings that might have been accidentally turned ON or OFF, then try to get back to the option 1 to see if the flash fires... (you will have to set the date & time post this action)

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