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Nikon 18 to 55 lens wont focus

My Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED stopped auto focusing. Is there a way to fix this?

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Check to make sure the manual focus/auto focus switch on the lens is set to A. Make sure the lens is completely mounted to the camera and locks securely. If this does not help, or if the lens was dropped, then you should consider buying a new lens. the cost of fixing the old lens may be at least half of the cost of buying a new one.

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