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D40 lens works in manual mode but not in auto

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TAKE THE LENS OFF THE CAMERA. SEE IF YOUR CONTACTS ON THE CAMERA AND THE LENS ARE CLEAN, PASS A CLEAN PENCIL ERASER ON THE CONTACTS, DON'T LET RUBBINGS FALL INTO CAMERA!! TRY THE LENS NOW.

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The lens no longer works on auto and as I wear glasses, I can't manually focus it.


Try cleaning the contacts on the camera body and lens where they meet with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol.

Sep 20, 2010 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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D40 does not shoot on auto mode


on the side of the lens check to be sure it is set to auto and not manual.

Oct 15, 2009 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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Ive got the nikon d40. when i take photos close up they are blurred. there r 2 settings on the focus lense one is letter a one letter m. you have to move switch to indicate one or other. camara wont take...


The letters you're referencing is the M/A (manual / auto) focus switch. The lens has this switch and operates in Auto Focus mode when set to "A" and manual focus mode when set to "M".

You have to manually focus on the subject when in letter "M". If you do not, the result will be out of focus. From your description, it sounds like the camera / lens combination is attempting to focus and operate the shutter in auto, and focusing in manual; but due to some type of damage resulting from possible mishandling, exposure to dust, dirt or even moisture is interfering with the successful completion of the process.

You could isolate the problem to determine if the cause is in the lens or camera by simply attaching the lens to another compatible Nikon camera or placing a different auto-focus lens on your D40. The problem will either stay with your D40 or follow the lens when attached to a different camera. It is also *possible* that due to numerous attempts of auto-focusing with your D40 & lens combination, that both the lens *and* the camera have been damaged. If the problem is severe enough, the problem in the failed device could cause failure in the otherwise normally working device, too.

You might be best served by contacting Nikon Service & Support below:

http://www.nikonusa.com/Service-And-Support/Service-And-Repair.page

You also said you lost your manual. You can download the manual for the D40 directly from Nikon in your choice of English, French or Spanish from the link below:

http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/14157/session/L3NpZC9YRTgxQVpKag%3D%3D/kw/D40%20manual/p/19%2C334/c/187/r_id/116678/sno/0

Good luck!

Oct 09, 2009 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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The Autofocus does not work on my Nikon D40


1 Possiable dirty lens contact terminals
2 Auto focus motor in lens is jamed/malfuntion
3 Auto focus engagement pin on camera body is not engaging the lens
4 Correct lens,old nikon lens and some 3rd party lens wont work on the D40

Jul 18, 2009 | Cameras

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My d40 has a image in viewfinder, will not take picture.


What lens are you using with the D40? Is it an AF-S lens? And is the Mirror Lockup on? Chech the Custom Settings menu. If mirror lockup is on, turn it off.

Feb 14, 2009 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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Can't enable manual white balance and other options on nikon d40?


white balance can only be manually configured on "PSM" modes only, the other modes set the white balance automatically .

Sep 25, 2008 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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Nikon d40 lens


The Lens focusing motor is broken and it is replaceable

Jul 31, 2008 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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D40 manual mode takes "blue" pictures.


Go to Shooting Menu --> White Balance

Make sure this is set to Auto

Jul 05, 2008 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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Nikon D40 camera will not work!


Did you try installing a battery, memory card, and turning it on? Oh, and dont forget to remove the lens cap.

May 19, 2008 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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Nikon d40 digital camera


When the camera is in auto focus mode, it will not take the picture until it locks onto a subject. If there is not enough light, the camera will "hunt" for something to focus on. Since it can't define any edges, it won't allow the shutter to release.

The D40 base model does NOT have a powered focus lever for autofocus, so if the autofocus is not working, suspect the lens.

Mar 23, 2008 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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