Question about Nikon 70-300/4-5.6 G AFD Nikkor Zoom Lens

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Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6g lenses will ont auto focus on my D70

Lenses makes a whirring noise and will not autofocus. You can manually focus. My other lens that came with the camera works fine on autofocus.

Any ideas?

You can hear the motor whirring away, but I do not see anything happening when I look into the lens.

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The focus motor gear assembly likely has a damaged gear. It will need parts replaced.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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