Having problems with your Nikon D40x Digital Camera ?

Nikon D40X Flash is Blinding Me!

\015 Since my flash starting acting funny something very weird is happening. Basically the flash just fails, but then after 10 or 20 shots it finally goes off. The problem is, when it finally fires its so bright its absolutely blinding to the eye, the image is solid white, and you wind up feeling lucky the thing didn't explode. Is there a fix or is Nikon replacing these?\015

Answers :

If the camera is very new, take it back to where you bought it for a refund or exchange.  If its still under warranty, send it to nikon directly or via a camera shop.  It sounds like a failure of the flash to TTL and to fire.  You can reset the camera and try using it in program mode with the flash set to fire everytime and not at all shooting some photos in each flash setting to see what happens.\015\012
\015\012With many lenses and lens hoods and shooting situations, the pop-up flash is of limited use.  If the camera is out of warranty or you don't wanna wait for repair, buy an external flash unit and if it works, just pair it up with that flash for your shooting.  That is one of the great thing about an SLR camera is that you can add things such as an external flash to enhance the cameras abilities. 
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\015\012In my experience, Nikon service takes an extremely long time to fix things - whether they are understaffed or what I am not sure, but it can be frustrating waiting for something like a camera to come back, which is why I recommend first trying to return or exchange if within 30 days of purchase.  I haven't had a chance to look for any recalls or any other issues, but often look through the service and support area of the nikonusa.com site.  If you get a chance, check it out, and you can send a question to them telling them about your camera and its problems....  they are truly the ones to ask and should be able to tell you how to proceed.\015\012
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Nikon D40X Flash is Blinding Me!


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