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Nikon D80 won't autofocu

Hi All....I've tried everything I know how (new at this) but for some reason my autofocus stopped working. I'm not sure if I messed up the settings but I'm unable to get it back to where it was. Is there a reset function or can someone advise what to do. Here are the settings: 1) The A/M switch on the lense is set to A, the AF/M lever on the front of the body is set to AF. I swapped the lense to a Quantaray 28-80mm lense and the autofocus works. I have a 4 yr warranty on the system from Circuit City. Should I bring this in for repair?

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I had this problem too and found that my lens wasn't firmly attached!

Check to see that your lens is firmly seated in the camera. Do this by holding the lens and twisting counterclockwise carefully. If you hear a click, you probably just fixed the problem!

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