20 Most Recent Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens - Page 3 Questions & Answers

This is usually caused by a failure of the motor in the SQ unit on the side of the mirror box. It raises and lowers the mirror, ***** the shutter, and operates the aperture mechanism.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Oct 14, 2012

While you are play backing your photos, press the up or down button untill the shooting information disapears.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Oct 03, 2012

hey, itsactually not your camera at all.Take your memory card,there should be a little white thing on the side of it,just push it the other way and wola!!! fixed! simple as that ...hope i helped you. vanessa

Nikon D40... | Answered on Sep 22, 2012

The lens and housing will probably need to be replaced, but I would take it to a camera repair shop and have it checked to rule out other problems before proceeding with repairs.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Jul 03, 2012

Sorry, but the D40 doesn't have a video mode.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Jul 02, 2012

Are you sure it's the zoom ring that's stuck, and not the focus ring? The focus ring doesn't move when the camera is in autofocus.
If it's indeed the zoom ring that's stuck, you can spend more money than the lens is worth in repairs, or buy a replacement (circa 35 dollars on ebay) for dreadfully cheap. Good luck.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Apr 24, 2012

You can set the white balance only in one of the P, S, A, and M modes. In the point&shoot modes the camera will always automatically set the white balance (and just about everything else).
In one of the PSAM modes you can set the white balance in the Shooting menu. Full details are in the "White Balance (P, S, A, and M Modes)" section of the manual (page 70 in my copy).

Nikon D40... | Answered on Mar 23, 2012

Take a look at "The Low-Pass Filter" subsection of the "Caring for the Camera" section of the manual (page 105 in my copy). If you need a manual, you may download a copy here.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Mar 20, 2012

They reuse serial numbers. You need both the model and the serial number to uniquely identify a camera.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Jan 11, 2012

Does the menu show when you press the MENU button? Can you see your pictures when you press the Playback button (right-pointing triangle)? If so, then there's nothing to fix.
The D40 works as SLRs have worked for half a century. There's a viewfinder which allows you to frame and compose your picture. The LCD monitor is for menus, camera settings, and picture review. LiveView, which allows you to use the monitor for shooting, is a recent development, which Nikon introduced into their cameras with the D3 and D300, both introduced years after the D40.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Dec 07, 2011


Nikon D40... | Answered on Nov 16, 2011

Your camera probably has a diopter setting around the eyepiece that can be set for your vision. Refer to your manual about how to set it.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Nov 13, 2011

Check your card that it is big enough. Also, make sure to format the card before taking any pictures in the camera you are to use it. If you do not, and it has been in another camera, corruption can occur and problems as you have stated as well. The card may not be supported by this camera. Read your manual.
Reset all settings to factory defaults.
Then set them as you wish.
If the problem continues, do more testing as follows.
Remove the battery and replace it with a fully charged battery, or recharge the battery.
Hope it works

Nikon D40... | Answered on Nov 01, 2011

Nikon Capture when initially installed you have to tell it what types of files to open.... IT has 3 tick boxes for NEF (Nikon Raw Files), TIFF, & JPEg, you actually have to tell it which types you want NX to open. The easiest way to fix the problem maybe to reinstall the program and reset the file association as you install it. Hope this may  help.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Oct 18, 2011

Remove the lens and fire off a few shots while looking inside. Make sure the mirror flips up out of the way and that the shutter opens and exposes the sensor.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Oct 12, 2011

These pics are not the greatest quality, taken with my iPhone, but once you take your flash cover off it will be pretty obvious what 2 U brackets are under the L bracket (that hooks around the mount). Make sure the two U shaped brackets are LEVEL with each other, mine had 1 tucked down & as soon as I used a small screw driver & pulled it out to make it even, I pushed the flash down, hit my button to pop the flash up & it released. Please remember!!! When the cover is off & you engage the flash there is a chance that the flash bulb will shift up & can potentially fall out. I would put the black flash cover back on before you engage your flash to keep this from happening, otherwise you could get a jolt from the electrical system trying to put your flash bulb back in (speaking from experience). Good luck!9_18_2011_11_42_43_pm.jpg9_18_2011_11_43_30_pm.jpg

Nikon D40... | Answered on Sep 18, 2011

First of all congratulation...
it will be a pleasure to help a new married couple .
would you please clean the CPU contacts both on the lens and the camera with a soft tissue moisturized with 2-3 drops of rubbing alcohol..not to much just ..
pls let me know the result for further advise..

Nikon D40... | Answered on Aug 25, 2011


Nikon D40... | Answered on Jun 21, 2011

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