Question about Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens
My 18-55 mm Nikon lens for my D40x locked up - does not zoom? Any suggestion? Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
This has happened to me on two occasions with two different 18-55 lenses. I would call this behavior "common".
Problem: Inside, there are three "rails" that the twist/turn elements of the lens slide up and down on. On the back of each of these rails is a friction material (glued on). Sometimes this will come loose and start to catch as the lens is zoomed in/out. When the lens locks completely, the sliding mechanisms have become derailed or have gone askew sideways and are being forced in a way that prevents movement (hard to explain without your opening the lens and seeing for yourself).
I have attempted repair of my lens by dismantling it, making the repair, and reassembling. I do NOT recommend this! (many small parts that can break easily). Mine worked for a time but was ruined by my inexperience.
DO NOT FORCE THE LENS or you WILL damage it permanently.You should send it in to a qualified technician for repair. I know this may not be the answer you wanted, but it's not worth trying yourself and ruining unless you plan to buy a new one anyway.
Posted on Apr 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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