20 Most Recent Nikon D40X Digital SLR Camera Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens Questions & Answers

The card is corrupted - just replace it

Nikon D40X... | Answered on May 31, 2017

Generally the battery will spring out when you push the latch or battery
You may have put it in backwards NOT LIKELY long nose plies may help or take it too a local camera shop is shouldnt cost much they will be glad to help. Good luck

Nikon D40X... | Answered on May 09, 2015

On page 256 of the D-90 users manual it says that ERR indicates a camera malfunction that can be cleared by releasing the shutter. On my D-90 when this occurs, I have to turn the camera off to make the shutter release. Sometimes, but rarely, I have to remove and reinstall the battery to get the shutter to release.

The manual also says that if this error occurs frequently or persists to contact n authorized Nikon service center. I suggest that you contact Nikon tech support at www.nikon,com before you contact a service center to see what tech support advises. I have heard of people resolving this problem by upgrading the firmware (camera software). Nikon tech support can tell you if this will help.

This information works for my D-90 and could work for your D-40

Nikon D40X... | Answered on Jul 01, 2014

You are sure on both, the camera and the lens, AF is selected?
If you did and the lens does not work, please try anther lens, to find out, if it is a malfunction of the lens or of the camera.
You also could check if all contacts on the lens and in the camera are clean and not corroded. If the are not clean and shining, please use a dry cloth to carefully rub the contacts clean. Be careful not to bend any contact in that process. please be careful not to leave any dust n the camera or lens. Use the lens and camera caps when you are not cleaning one of them.

Nikon D40X... | Answered on Dec 18, 2013

check to see that mirror goes all the way up

check to make sure secondary mirror attached to bottom of main mirror goes all the way up when mirror goes up

check to make sure a shutter blade is out of place or broken

for all of these set the camera on manual and bulb, and set it to fire without a card, and then take off the lens and look in the mirror box when firing

Nikon D40X... | Answered on Mar 07, 2013

The serial number is on the bottom of the camera. For lenses, the location varies but usually is either near the Nikon logo on the barrel or near the mount. See the photos on this page.

Nikon D40X... | Answered on Feb 13, 2013

This is usually caused by failure of the motor in the SQ unit. These motors are available on Ebay. Since June 13th 2012 parts are no longer available from Nikon.

Nikon D40X... | Answered on Feb 02, 2013

Pictures being too bright normally mean that you have direct light shining towards camera. try to change angle of photo or else compensate with flash or lighting

Nikon D40X... | Answered on Dec 28, 2011

The camera will not deface your photos by scrawling a string of numbers across them. However, the data is stored with the image. Any photo viewing program should be able to show you this information. Depending on the program and printer, you can choose to have the date printed on the image, in the margins, or on the back.

Nikon D40X... | Answered on Mar 23, 2011

Make sure the aperture ring is set to "A", the mode dial to "P", the ISO to "auto ISO" with a range of about 100-400, the white balance to "auto WB", and focussing set to autofocus, not manual.

Nikon D40X... | Answered on Sep 15, 2010

Dismantle everything you can from the camera (battery, memory card, lens), try to pour out as much 'free' water as you can and let it dry for a couple of days.

DO NOT PLUG THE CAMERA TO THE MAINS, COMPUTER OR ANY ELECTRICAL CONNECTION until you can fire it up with the battery itself.

If your camera doesn't come to, you need to take it to the authorized dealership.

Nikon D40X... | Answered on Jun 23, 2010

You don't say how much water is a "splash" or where it entered the camera.

Nikon D40X... | Answered on May 29, 2010

There is no such thing as auto-zoom.

Nikon D40X... | Answered on Dec 22, 2009


Check if your shutter speed is not to fast. Try using a longer exposure time.


Nikon D40X... | Answered on Sep 29, 2009

First, try it. If it still works, you're in luck. If not, well !!! Once a lens is broken, there isn't much that you can do, except replace it. Camera lenses are compound lenses, except on the smaller cameras. Compound lenses are stacked and glued sets of lenses, with specific distances between sets. If it is an expensive lens, get an estimete for a repair price. It might be cheaper to just replace it.

Nikon D40X... | Answered on Sep 22, 2009

You don't say what sort of telephoto you want to buy or how much money you want to spend but basically anything longer than a 50 mm is regarded as telephoto.
A staring point for you maybe the lens listed below: Nikon Telephoto Zoom 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR
It importantly has VR or "Vibration Reduction" on it to reduce camera blur when hand holding telephoto shots. This is just a staring point... You need to work out what you want to photograph Cheers Ian

Nikon D40X... | Answered on Aug 13, 2009

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