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Camera will not auto focus

My camera will not auto focus. When I try to auto focus, it makes a straining noise like the "motor" is straining.

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Re: camera will not auto focus

Take the lens off and rotate the focus ring, it should turn very easily with little gear noise.Try a different AF Pentax lens that you know is good.
I'm sure the lens is binding, take the lens to a camera repair shop for an estimate cost to repair.

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