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Auto focus not working in 18-55mm lens for D40X

The auto focus stopped suddenly in my 18-55mm lens. my other lenses are working properly. it didn't fall or get hit. any idea what might be the problem?

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  • jlomahan Nov 27, 2008

    I have the D40 and I have the same problem. I was taking pictures with the lens and then all of a sudden it wouldn't autofocus. I tried mounting it on my F100 and the same thing, no auto focus. Is this a flaw in the in the lens?

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    I have the same problem with my D70s. The autofocus on my 18-55mm lense just stopped. Very frustrating. Also - the manual focus is dodgy as well.

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I too have the same auto focus issue. But the problem is intermittent.
Called Nikon today. They suggest:
- call when the camera is acting up
- be ready to give them the serial number

Apparently they are available 24 x 7 and will troubleshoot over the phone...

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SOURCE: Nikon D40X stopped auto-focusing yesterday

I had the same problem. My issue was with all my lenses. I solved it by going to the menu and selecting the custom setting menu (pencil icon). Then from the right menu select the AE-L/AF-L and press OK. Then make sure it is set on AE/AF Lock. Presto...all my lenses worked on auto-focus.

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SOURCE: nikon 18-200 mm vr lens not auto focusing on my nikon d200

lets start with the basics, try hard reseting it and try again, if that doesnt work then
try upgrading your firmware (if possible on your camera) and if that doesnt work then it may be the lens, but dont forget to spend a few hours trying to find a option for it in the meny

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SOURCE: Nikon d40 18-55mm lens will not auto focus.

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Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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I had the same problem. My issue was with all my lenses. I solved it by going to the menu and selecting the custom setting menu (pencil icon). Then from the right menu select the AE-L/AF-L and press OK. Then make sure it is set on AE/AF Lock. Presto...all my lenses worked on auto-focus.

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Sounds like you need to get your camera fixed by Nikon.

However, you say the auto focus stopped working, you didn't switch to a lens that uses a mechanical focus linkage do you? The D40 only supports lenses with AF-S or AF-I type autofocus drives. AF-D and AF-G types without AF-S or AF-I don't autofocus.

Also, check that the A/M switch on the lens is in the correct position.

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