Having problems with your Nikon Digital Cameras ?

I have a Nikon D40X camera and it has been working fine until yesterday. Now the screen has just gibberish symbols and letters on it and I can't control anything or see the screen settings. I have disconnected the camera from its batteries for 24 hours but that has not helped. I am going on Vacation in a few days and I am desperate. Thanks!

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Nice try, coolguy. Want to tell our customer how to reset her camera, or are you just grasping at straws?

sgreene, here is what you should try:

There is a reset option in the menu of your camera, but since that is all gibberish it won't be of use to you right now.

What you need to do is a manual reset. Open the I/O port door on the left side of your camera. Inside the small hole in the middle is the manual reset button.


While the camera is on, press the button with a straightened paperclip or similar object. This will restore your camera to factory settings.

Note that all settings will be erased, including the clock time. You'll have to reset them all, but your camera should work again!

Good luck!

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