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My 18-55mm lense will no longer auto focus. Possible sand issue? How can I get it cleaned/repaired???

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The D40 has a AF / MF switch next to the lens.. It may have been moved to the MF (Manual Focus) position or in-between the two settings.
Move the switch back and forth to both settings a couple of times and then set it to AF (Automatic Focus).

Not sure if you have other lenses, but this is the solution if you only have this lens or it's the only one you cheched.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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