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My Nikkor 18-55 lens won't auto focus. The switch is set to auto focus so that is not the problem. You can hear & see the lens try to focus but it never does. I've switched lenses and other lens will auto focus so I know it's not the camera but the lens.

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    Sachin Gharat May 11, 2010

    HI I AM SAGHA CAMERA REPAIRER FROM MUMBAI & I THINK YOUR LENS HAS
    GOT PROBLEM WITH AUTO FOCUSING CIRCUIT, IT COULD WITH SENSOR OR USM
    MOTOR UNIT BUT THIS IS NOT SELF SOLVABLE PROBLEM, BETTER GET IT TO
    SERVICE STATION & GET IT REPAIRED. REPLY ME ABOUT IT.THANK YOU.

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I've found the same thing with my D40x and the 18-55mm AF-S lens. I took a really close look at it and found that the mount on the lens is badly worn on all three of the bayonet tangs and one is cracked at the base. What happens in my case is that the lens has movement when mounted on the camera - just enough to stop the contacts from mating properly. Hence, no photos. Am taking it to Nikon to get it fixed. I suggest if this is your problem, that you take it to the repair man.

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Is the switch on the side of the lens set to manual or auto? Sometimes it's the little things like this that we don't notice.

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You might like to check if the A/M slider switch on the lens by the Nikon label is set to A.
It sometimes gets moved accidently.
Set to M the lens will not autofocus.

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SOURCE: Nikon DX AF- S Nikkor 18-55 mm lense locks

Try sending it to PhotoTech Repair Service in NYC. They are Nikon authorized, and can do the repair under warranty if you still have it. Also if you join they're facebook page, they will give you a 10% discount.
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SOURCE: Nikon D50 with Nikon DX 18-55 lens will not focus

Hi,
Sorry to hear about your lens. If you are able to autofocus and take pictures with any other lens, then it means that your problem lies with the kit lens. If you can take picture in manual mode, but not in autofocus mode, then the AF motor in the lens in not functioning. I had the same thing happen to my 50mm 1.4 lens.

Depending on your location, there are Nikon repair centers in Melville, NY and Torrance, CA.
Hope this helps,
Andrew

Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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