Why can't I turn off the flash on MANUAL mode on my Nikon?

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    I have the beginner's Nikon D40. It has different modes like auto, landscape, sports, etc, then it has modes like aperture priory, shutter speed priory, all manual. How come when I choose these modes, it doesn't let me turn off the flash?

    For instance... for the aperture priory mode, flash setting has: Flash on, red-eye reduction, flash slow, flash rear, etc
     
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    there is a flash button on the side - when you hold it down, your LCD will have a highlighted region with the flash indicator. Scroll until it is the flash-off logo.

    that's all you need to do.
     
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    I can do that for other modes but on M, A, S, P, it doesn't have the flash-off option, just the rear, slow, etc.
     
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    there is a flash button on the side - when you hold it down, your LCD will have a highlighted region with the flash indicator. Scroll until it is the flash-off logo.

    that's all you need to do.
     
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    Are you asking when in the "scene" modes the flash pops up (oh I think that was a Freudian slip) ?

    It just does when it is required.

    Program, Manual, Aperture priority, Shutter prioprity shouldn't pop up the on-board flash. Read the manual.
     
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    did you try closing the flash?

    i have a D60 - basically the same set up as the D40 - and mine doesn't even automatically open
     
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    lol yea thats what i did.
    you mean the flash button (with the thunder) on the left side of the camera, right? I hold that... then the LCD screen brightens up, then i use the scroller to choose my option. it doesnt have the flash off option when Im on mode M, A, S, P. It does on other modes like macro, sports, landscape, etc
     
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    how do I do this on my 40D? I always turn off the flash manually via on/off switch
     
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    Don't hold that button down and the flash won't pop up. Simple.
     
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    If you dont press the button.. and have the flash closed.. It wont fire in PSAM
     

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