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Problem when my N55 is in autofocus mode the shutter wont release. It will focus, but wont take the pitcure. It will take a pitcure in manual mode.

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Here is an update to Solution #1: Nikon's service advisory for the N55 states: While only a limited number of N55 cameras are affected by this advisory, if your N55's autofocus system is not working, Nikon Inc. will service it free of charge. Use this Nikon link On the right hand side select Additional Service Advisories. A link to the N55 Advisory should be listed.

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Excellent. Exactly what I was looking for.

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Http:// look at the service advisory link on the bottom right. It pretty much describes your problem, same model. you are eligible to a free repair. Good luck

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