20 Most Recent Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens - Page 4 Questions & Answers

Clean the contacts on the camera body lens mount with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol.

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

Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use Nikon Transfer or any other photo cataloging program.

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

Have you removed the lens -- I suspect that you may have same thing that I do - I want to get Nikon to realize that they have a design flaw and provide free replacement or repairs (suspect repair uneconomical so replacement likely)-- there is plastic part at the base of the lens that can crack off. It did on mine when I was trying to get it to change focal length. This part can rotate and completely obscure the lens, but can be easily rotated back into the clear position if you remove, rotate the part and then replace the lens. My lens also no longer functions with auto focus and it locked in telephoto mode - it has changed the way I take photos and made it rather difficult on my last day in Las Vegas (discouraging me from going to top of Eiffel Tower or The Stratosphere since the pictures would not be very good). I am looking for others with this same problem. Maybe we can band together.


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

Hi there fellow Nikon user, I understand that you're having issues with your memory card. You mentioned that you already put on the unlock/write position but you;re getting the same error message. There's a big possibility that the card's locking mechanism is damaged. I suggest that you try a different memory card to isolate the problem. If inserting the other card doesn't fix the problem, Then most likely it's the card slot itself that is already busted. Have it checked right away by an authorized Nikon technician.
However if the other card was accepted and you're able to write info with it, then we can conclude that the memory that you're having problems with should be replaced.

Hope this help. Cheers!

Nikon D40... | Answered on Apr 11, 2011

make sure flash is on your flash on cam is sticking.

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

What mode are you shooting in? if in manual, your shutter speed is to slow and your photos are probably overexposed. or if you are in one of the program modes you probably have exposure compensation turned up very high. so turn down your exposure compensation down by holding the button that has a plus and a minus on it and turn so that it is set to 0

Nikon D40... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011

Hi dear Sir,Flexible connectors on printed circuit boards, misaligned.Defective contacts.
The SWM (silent wave motor) in lens is locked , dirty or damaged.
Best regards

Nikon D40... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011

Hi! I think his explanation is a problem in the SWM, it makes a rubbing noise when worn on Auto (AF), does not happen when focusing manually.Need service. Best regards

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

The D40 works as SLRs have worked for half a century, showing the view only through the viewfinder. The LCD is for menus, setup, and reviewing pictures you've already taken. The LiveView capability that allows you to use the LCD for composing your pictures is a relatively new feature. Nikon introduced it into their cameras with the D3 and D300, released well after the D40.

Sorry if that wasn't the answer you wanted to see, but that's the way this camera works.

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

Hi Michael,

That would be AF which stands for Auto Focus.

Some others:
  • AE - Auto Exposure
  • ST - Self Timer
Best regards


Nikon D40... | Answered on Feb 10, 2011

Press the gold arrow button on the upper left side (back) of the camera to play back the photos......use the black round dial on the center (back) right to go to the next photo (pressing the left and right side) . to get out of the playback mode, either press the shutter buttom or the playback button. good luck

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

cscolantoni: I have the same problem. I called APS, a Nikon approved repair company and they are going to test it. They said it was very rare and thought it was an internal problem and not the battery. Could run up to $200 to repair.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Jan 19, 2011

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