Having problems with your Nikon D40x Digital Camera ?

Why wont the image come up on my LCD on the D40 when i turn on the camera

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Because it's not supposed to. The LCD on the D40 is for menus, shooting info, and image review. It takes pictures the same way SLRs have done for half a century, allowing you to view and frame through the viewfinder. Only more recent dSLRs (and not all of them) have the Live View feature allowing you to use the LCD instead of the viewfinder.
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