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Can't get the auto focus mode to work

I can't get the camera to take a picture with the auto focus mode.  It just sound like it is working really hard to focus but won't do anything.

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  • PETEG Mar 13, 2008

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    MY AF LENSES NO LONGER FUNCTION WITH MY D40. THEY ONLY

    WORK MANUALLY. THE BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGED. THE 50-200

    DOES MAKE MOTOR NOISE BUT DOES NOT AF



    HELP

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2008

    My focus on my Nikon D40 won't work at all.


    On Auto or Manual

    It just stays blurry and I'm really not liking this..

    help please :/

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    I can't get the auto focus to work & when I take a picture my parts of my screen flash black?



  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    will a tamron 18-270af work as an autofocus with a nikon d-40?

  • nshaw May 11, 2010

    As you look through the viewfinder, can you see the focus changing, or if you watch the lens can you see the focus ring moving?
    Or is it a case of you can hear the motor, but there is no movement from the focus ring?

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I Have A D40. My Camera works with the manual focus if don't focus right it pic comes out blurry. The when I Put it on Auto It Will click but Nothing Shows Up On The Camera. What Do I Need To Do?

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My 50-200mm lense was doing this as well. It literally sounded like a mouse was inside it. I brought it back to where I purchased it, and luckly it was still under manufacture warrenty. The manufacture told me it was beyond repair, and to bring the rest of my equipment that was purchased as a set back for an exchange for a brand new camera and lenses. The new one works perfect.

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My Nikon D40 focus won't work at all

when i put it on auto or manual.

it just stays blurry

help please :[

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

Same here :( cant got working

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

Same here :( cant got working

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