Question about Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

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Nikon d40 digital camera

My camera is about a year old nikon d40 digital. For some reason it just stopped working when it is in auto focus mode. Nothing happens when I push the shutter button. IN manual mode it will work. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    My camera is almost a years old. Nikon D40 diginal. For some reason it just stopped working when it is in auto focus mode,Nothing happens when I push the shutter button. error appears on screen. In manual mode it will work.

  • Laura Bowman Apr 21, 2008

    I have the exact same problem - my 5 month old Nikon D40 suddenly stopped taking pictures in the automatic mode, but will take them in the manual mode. Please help!

  • NeumannGirl Apr 22, 2008

    I am having the same problem. And it's not the focus on the picture or the darkness of the room because my flash still pops up. How did anyone fix theirs?

  • beer_sn0b Apr 25, 2008

    My issue is very similar. I took a bunch of photos this past saturday (4/19/08) uploaded them that night, and then the following morning I went to take a picture in the house, all lights were on mind you, and the AF was having a hard time adjusting. I switched to manual and it worked fine. So I assume the camera itself is fine, but AF mode is being really odd.

  • floeva Jun 25, 2008

    i have the exact same problem. camera works fine when in manual mode and when in autofocus if the lens is switched to (m) but will not operate if the lens is switched to (a). please help.

  • ldmack Jul 09, 2008

    I am thinking that is a problem with most of the D40s as I m having the same problem. Anyone hear from Nikon abotu a fix? has anyone taken it to someone to get repaired and if so how much did it cost?

  • noah_feldman Dec 21, 2008

    As for others, the AF suddenly stopped working and the camera will take pictures only in manual mode.

  • jmartintailo Dec 29, 2008

    D40 will not work in auto mode. All silent but red eye lamp lights. Is ther an easy solution?

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So, before i take my d40 to an authorized tech, should i maybe see if the lense needs to be cleaned then? silly question I know. But i really dont want to waste money on sucha petty problem.

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When the camera is in auto focus mode, it will not take the picture until it locks onto a subject. If there is not enough light, the camera will "hunt" for something to focus on. Since it can't define any edges, it won't allow the shutter to release.

The D40 base model does NOT have a powered focus lever for autofocus, so if the autofocus is not working, suspect the lens.

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