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AF will not work, manual shots do not show up on CF card

When I try to shoot a picture in AF mode, the lens keeps moving back and forth trying to focus, but cannot seem to do so. I can take manual pictures, but they just show up as a black image on the playback. I've tried a new memory card. Any suggestions? Thanks

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