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Lens Error put my mini tripod on to my camera and apparently the legs are not stable enough when I left it on the top of the table. One of the legs gave up and the camera rolled down and fell on the floor, about approx. from 3 ft high. I immediately checked everything looks ok, but when I turned it on to take pictures I'm getting "LENS ERROR" on all settings eg: Auto, Manual, Scene etc.. Is it fixable? If it is...will it cost me an arm & a leg?

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Re: Lens Error

Only Nikon can tell you that. Looks like the autofocus lens mechanism broke inside.

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This should be helpful.

Turn the lens to Manual mode (moving to M). Twist the very tip of the lens till it unlocks.

If you twist the lens on the end far enough on the end to the right you will find it "locks". This is what is causing the screeching sound,, it's locked and can't auto focus. Twist the very end to the left till it releases. This fixed it for me.


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I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply, thanks.

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