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Cannot auto focus?

Hello everybody I have a olympus 14-45 lens which accidently fell down and now cannot autofocus or manual focus? any ideas....

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This happened to me as well. Fixed it easily, once I balled up and took apart the lens.

bike guy is right on the money. The linkage between the autofocus motor and the lens assembly has popped out.

Luckily, this repair does not require and parts. The linkage just slides back together.

Take apart the lens starting from the back. After removing enough parts you should be able to see down into the lens and at the lens assembly that moves when you zoom. There should also be a ring that, has 5 contacts facing up, and if you move it turn the AF motor.

You should see the linkage coming off this ring and should see where it should sit. If the problem is this linkage (which looks like a bar extending towards the front of the lens), it won't be seated properly. Use a small screwdriver to pop it back in.

This repair requires a bit of handiness, but mostly it's just taking out small screws, being patient, and putting it back together. I'm not going to put instructions, because if you're going to take apart a lens, you should know your way around electronics.


Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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    Thank you very much. I don't know how but i did.

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Nokinnikon has some good things to say, but the lens is repairable. What usually happens is the link between the focus motor and focus ring is dislodged. A competent repair shop can remedy this.

Posted on Mar 25, 2007

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This happened to me today, my lens fell out of the lens pouch and bounced across a concrete sidewalk!! Thank goodness I found this thread. With Alienshards suggestions I opened up the lens and after much fear and trepidation indeed found the linkage was unseated. Popped it back in, put it all together (took longer than getting it apart) and Bob'sYerUncle! Works great again!!

Thank goodness for this thread and Alienshards

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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I had the same thing happen to me an I ws able to take the lens apart from the back and snap the linkage back in.

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Excellent advice! Took me 30 mins to fix it... After I had to unscrew-it again because I missed the last cable inside!

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Thank you so so so very much! I read the thread and I dared to try to fix my lens which had the same problem and...success!

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I've taken out the main four screws and then some, but I'm not sure what the "linkage" y'all are talkin' about? i can't even seem to get the main metal part to come off because it seems to be attached to the lens by this orangey plastic strip...?

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Without being smart, you could buy a new one or get it repaired or dry your hand of grease next time you touch it or start juggling this saves a lot of grief!!!! or you could check the lens mount to see if you have dislodged the coupling on the lens mount.# jason

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