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tiderman998 Registered since 09th May 2007Wed 26-Nov-08 08:59 PM
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"D40 Error: Help please!"


Piney Point, US
          

I am readying my trusty D40 to give to my son this weekend, and low and behold IT WON"T OPERATE!!!

I'm getting this msg. " ! Error. Press shutter release button again."
I have pressed shutter again, but same msg. appears with no photo captured.

I did a two button reset just before I noticed the Error.

Troubleshooting done:

I reseated lens
I changed lenses
Two button reset
Removed battery
Camera reset
SD card reseat
Firmware version 1.10

Anybody know what's going on?

I'm trying to intrest my 19 year old in this great hobby of photography but my D40 isn't cooperating

TIA

Earl
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Scotty Silver Member
26th Nov 2008
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tiderman998
26th Nov 2008
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Goodie
26th Nov 2008
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Reply message Happy Days!
tiderman998
27th Nov 2008
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Scotty Silver Member
27th Nov 2008
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27th Nov 2008
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tiderman998
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03rd Mar 2009
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Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002Wed 26-Nov-08 09:13 PM
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#1. "RE: D40 Error: Help please!"
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Wed 26-Nov-08 09:25 PM by Scotty

Ely, Cambridgeshire, GB
          

Did you try re-formatting the card or even another card...

Having just read the manual it says on page 112 -

""Error. Press shutter release again." The solution is to press the shutter release again and if the problem persists contact a Nikon-authorised service representative"

Let us know how you get on...

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tiderman998 Registered since 09th May 2007Wed 26-Nov-08 09:26 PM
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#2. "RE: D40 Error: Help please!"
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Piney Point, US
          

I did format and reseat SD card, but I have not tried a 2nd card.

Thanks for the tip. I'll try it.

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Goodie Registered since 10th Jul 2008Wed 26-Nov-08 09:36 PM
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#3. "RE: D40 Error: Help please!"
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Bristol, GB
          

Ouch! According to the user manual you should "Press the shutter-release button again. If error persists consult with Nikon-authorized service representative". It fails to complete the sentence by saying "and wave goodbye to your life's savings"

Did you have the shutter speed set to "bulb" by any chance - maybe for cleaning, or something? I ask because if you did then the camera would be waiting for you to press the shutter release a second time to release the mirror back to its normal position. What do you see when you look through the viewfinder? What do you see if you remove the lens and look inside?

HTH

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tiderman998 Registered since 09th May 2007Thu 27-Nov-08 02:28 AM
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#4. "Happy Days!"
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Thu 27-Nov-08 02:31 AM by tiderman998

Piney Point, US
          

I contacted Nikon Service and after a few quick steps the tech said you must send into Nikon Service. He emailed me a conformation link and the Mellville, N.Y. address.

Just a few minutes ago I came back to this forum and read the responses and fiddleed with the camera some more. The mirror was in the down position (like it should be).

I put the camera in "Menu" mode and tried a two button reset because I noticed that in "Menu" mode the Error Msg. went away. I put the camera to my eye and saw the right half of the center AF spot light-up! I pressed shutter fully and a photo was captured!!!

It seems to be working fine!!! I don't have to ship it off!!

I am going to give it away tommorow though. It is a sweet little kit I've made up for Noel, my ex's son. 18-55mm, and 55-200mm non-VR lenses, two Nikon batteries, 4 GB SDHC card in a brand new smallish Lowepro camera bag.

Noel is a creative college freshman, he is already a computer wiz. I know if I was him at 19 years old I would love it!

Thanks to all the repliers. You kept me motivated to figure out what was up with my 15,000 actuation D40.

Earl
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Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002Thu 27-Nov-08 07:01 AM
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#5. "RE: Happy Days!"
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Ely, Cambridgeshire, GB
          

Glad it seems to be OK now...

D2Xs + AF20-35mm f2.8 + AF35-70mm f2.8 + AF80-200mm f2.8

or

FE + Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AIS

Hunger pays a heavy price to the shining Gods of speed and steel

Check out my website...
http://alexjpscott.wix.com/photography

LIKE me on Facebook
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Follow my blog...

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Look me up on Flickr...
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Alex

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Goodie Registered since 10th Jul 2008Thu 27-Nov-08 09:01 AM
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#6. "RE: Happy Days!"
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Bristol, GB
          

WooHoo! Result

I hope Noel gets many years of pleasure from the camera. Make sure he becomes a Nikonian

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tiderman998 Registered since 09th May 2007Thu 27-Nov-08 01:54 PM
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#7. "RE: Happy Days!"
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Piney Point, US
          

Thanks again for your support. This is my first malfunction of any of my Nikon gear. I'm glad it was resolved easily!

Happy Thanksgiving fellow Nikonians!!!

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scaccoluca Registered since 03rd Mar 2009Tue 03-Mar-09 12:43 PM
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#8. "RE: Happy Days!"
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IT
          

I've the same proble with a just brand new D40 camera! how did you do the two button reset?! I would try with my one!
please reply to scaccoluca@libero.it
Thanks
Luca

  

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