D40 taking VERY dark pictures

Started Sep 2, 2008 | Discussions thread
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rich426 Regular Member • Posts: 210
D40 taking VERY dark pictures


Need some help with my sister-in-law's D40. All of a sudden you take a picture, look at it on the screen and it's so dark you can barely see it.

-Pictures taken before the problem started show as normal on the screen, so the LCD is ok.

-I tried taking pictures in manual. With flash. Without flash, outdoors in daylight. Even overexposing. Nada. Still dark.

-I've reset the camera from the menu.

-I've powered it off & hit the reset button under the door to the connections.

-I tried two other lenses.

I've done everything except mount my SB-600 on it. I'm going to try that tonight to see if the built-in flash might not be syncing, but with pictures shot outside in broad daylight without the flash also coming out dark, I don't see this working.

And unless someone else here had the problem & fixed it with something I missed, I'm going to tell her to send it in.


Thanks in advance.

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