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Blurry, AF not working

I've had my Nikon D40 for over a year and just encountered my first problem. I can only focus on objects close up, everything more than 6' away is blurry. I've changed settings, charged it and lenses, but it still won't focus. Is there something I'm missing or should I take it into a shop?

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Try resetting the camera to it factory condition ..... also open lens and clean the contacts...and then try

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