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Nikkor af-s 18-200 VR not focusing

I have a nikon d80 with a nikkor af-s 18-200 VR lens. the lens does not automatically focus anymore and does not let me to take a foto.changed the lens and it works just fine
I tried to change the settings on the lens itself ( from "M/A" to "M" the VR from on to off and from "normal" to "active") with no results.
Can you please help me out with this??
Thank you-thank you-

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Please check your focus settings in the camera menu. Play around with the focus point from Single to 11 points. Also, try Auto mode as a quick way to test if the focus is working

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