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Nikon D90 stuck on manual focus mode.

I just bought a Nikon D90 a couple of days ago. I have been using both autofocus and manual focus, but this afternoon after setting the switch back to the AF (autofocus) position, the camera didn't respond.

I have tried a reset. I have also disconnected and reconnected the lens (which is set to focus mode), but it just doesn't want to get back into AF mode.

Is there something I'm missing or should I take the camera back to the shop?

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  • Georgi Grozev Sep 14, 2013

    Well, same happened to me but after 2 years of usage. Is there another solution, and not taking it to the who? 'cause i live pretty far from any shop.

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DEFINITELY return it while it iis under warranty.

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