Having problems with your Nikon D40x Digital Camera ?

Overexposure My Nikon D40x is WAY overexposing in AV or S mode. Does it need repairing? (a long trip to get fixed). I tried resetting to default store settings, tried using only manual focus, tries changing the metering options. Noe have worked. AV mode worked beautifully 6 months ago in Africa ......

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That sounds like the aperture blades may be sticking open.
\015\012See if the overexposure gets worse and worse as you close the aperture
\015\012When you see these kinds of symptoms, and is usually caused by oil that's leaked on the aperture blades causing them to become sticky (a problem usually found only with relatively old lenses). Try remounting the lenses it to make sure it's not a bad connection.
I do not believe the camera need repair. It may but try these thing first. Av is for Aperture priority setting which can be adjusted manually using your menu features. Refer to your owners manual. Also S is shutter priority which is extremely easy to overexpose photos because if you do not trim the shutter speed using your menu or manual settings it will open the shutter way too long. Bump the adjustments when using these settings and all should be good or go the easy way and use your auto settings in the future. Hope this helps it should thanks for using FixYa!
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