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Nikon D40X quit working - memory card access lamp flashing??

Camera was working fine, removed battery and charged, reinserted battery, turned camera on. Memory card access lamp is flashing every couple of seconds when camera turned on, and for awhile after camera turned off. Nothing else is working (no display, nothing). Took it to the camera shop and battery is fine. I routinely delete phots so memory card is empty or only has 30-50 pictures. Camera is about a year old. Any ideas?

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As per the Samsung digimax range, internal memory seems to be faulty. Insert an external memory card and try to power up the camera.....

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If you have a second battery, try it. If it works with the second battery then the first battery is bad.

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When your camera shuts off by itself, it has detected an error inside. Could be hardware failure, but also a software problem. So no use of switching it on again. Please when it shuts down again, wait till no memory access light is burning or flashing. Then remove the battery. The best thing before reinserting the battery is to charge it first. But if you are sure the battery is fully charged, wait a few moment before you reinsert the battery. Then when you have put in the battery switch on the camera.
When you remove the battery for a few moments, the camera will have a "cold" start. So the program that makes your camera work, start from scratch. As long as the battery is in the camera, the program in the memory does not change. That is why you should the battery.
If your camera has a hardware failure it won't be solved when you remove and reinsert the battery. If the switching on and of occurs while zooming, it could be the lens mechanism has a problem with the gear or motor. If this happens, you should visit a service centre, or buy a new camera.
Then it could be the battery is charged, but not powerful enough to do all tasks. If the camera detects the voltage is under a certain level, the camera also shuts down. If every time the flash has to charge, or the zoom or AF motor needs to work, the camera shuts down, it could be the battery is on its end of life. But for that you should look on the display. Most cameras do have a battery level indicator.

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When showing busy, most of the time the camera detected an error, but can't find out what is causing the error.
Try the normal "reset" method as follows:
Like a cold boot for a computer, the camera can be "rebooted"
follow the following steps:
Switch of the camera and remove the battery.
Remove the memory card and the lens. (if possible)
Recharge the battery. Wait till the indicator on the charger indicates the battery is fully charged.
Check all contacts, if they are clean and shiny. Contacts (from battery and memory card, only to be cleaned with a dry cloth or cotton swab(s).
Reinsert the battery, reinsert the memory card and re-attach the lens.
Then switch on the camera.
If this does not help, contact a certified Canon repair centre.

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When i try to turn my camera on it flashes a small red light and then it won't turn on, how do i fix this?


Hi,

The Red indicator flashing in the Camera may be the Access Lamp or the Power Lamp. The Access Lamp is located below the Control buttons and the Power Lamp near to the power button. If the Access Lamp is flashing, it indicates that the Camera is accessing the Memory. Do not remove the Memory Stick or Batter while the Access Lamp is lit.

If the Power Lamp is flashing, it indicates that the Camera is turned on. If the Lamp is lit in Red it shows that the Battery is not having enough charge. Insert new batteries or charged Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries to resolve the issue.

You may also try power resetting the Camera. To power reset the Camera, remove the batteries from the Camera and then press and hold the POWER BUTTON of the Camera for 15 seconds and then reinsert the batteries after 1 minute and check if the Camera works normally. If the issue persists, service may be required.

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Won't turn turn on. A red and green light comes on, but nothing on the screen.


Step one: Reset the camera
  1. If you have an optional memory card installed, remove it.
    NOTE: Although removing an optional memory card is not necessary for performing the reset, it eliminates the memory card as a possible cause of the problem.
  2. Remove all batteries from the camera for at least five seconds.
  3. Reinsert the batteries and close the Battery/Memory card door.
  4. After verifying that the camera works without an optional memory card, reinsert the card if you removed one in Step 2.
Try to turn the camera on. If it now works properly, the camera experienced a temporary electrical problem and should now work properly.
  • If the issue is resolved , you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions in this document.
  • If the is not resolved , continue with the next step.
Step two: Check for damage or corrosion on the batteries
  1. Open the Battery/Memory card door on the camera.
  2. Remove the batteries.
  3. If the batteries are damaged or show corrosion, replace the batteries.
  • If the issue is resolved , you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions in this document.
  • If the is not resolved , continue with the next step.
Step three: Recharge the batteries
  1. Recharge the batteries or replace the batteries if they are damaged or will not charge.
  2. Try turning the camera on after the batteries are fully charged or have been replaced.
  • If the issue is resolved , you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions in this document.
  • If the is not resolved , continue with the next step.
Step five: Ensure the batteries are installed correctly
  1. Re-insert the batteries correctly into the camera by referring to the image on the Battery/Memory card door for proper battery placement.
  2. Try turning the camera on.
  • If the issue is resolved , you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions in this document.
  • If the is not resolved , continue with the next step.
Step six: Turn on the camera without the memory card
  1. Open the Battery/Memory card door on the camera.
  2. Remove the batteries and optional memory card from the camera.
  3. Wait 15 seconds.
  4. Re-insert the batteries into the camera, but not the memory card.
  5. Try turning the camera on.
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Call Kodak Tech through this number 1800 235 6325 op12 op2

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