Question about Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor Lens

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The zoom ring has stucked

This sounds interesting! I do have some experience in fixing analog lenses, so I think I'm willing to give it a try!

If I do according to your description, how do I find the screws or whatever that have come loose? What parts inside the lens could have come loose, causing the zoom ring to lock?

Are there any parts in particular that are very sensitive that I should avoid touching, or are there any parts that could be really tricky to get back in place once I have fixed the problem?

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Considering facts like wintertime and static electricity here in Sweden, and all the electronics for the autofocus etc. this has made me decice not to try to fix the problem myself. I'm afraid that I'll only cause more damage.
I would like to thank you though for all your efforts in trying to help me.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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The fact that you have been in older lenses make this a bit easier. These newer ones are modular.

The circuitry is the most sensitive part, make notes or take a picture of how all the connections are made. Most of the flexible connections are fairly straight forward.

Once you get the lens down to removing the outer barrels, you'll likely find that a zoom guide or two have come undone or are damaged. These are small nylon rollers with a fat screw in the center.

Being that it is winter, static may be a problem. Don't zap the brains of the lens

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