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

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My Nikon D40 shutter won't depress when pressed. Flash pops up but nothing will focus and shutter won't depress. When changing to another AF-S lens...everything works fine.

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I had the same problem and all I had to do was turn the lens filter pretty hard until it clicked and problem solved! Hope this helps.

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Try cleaning the contacts on the back of the lens in question.

Since another lens works fine, we can probably assume that the camera's working fine and that it's the lens at fault. If you can, try the lens on a different body. If it fails there as well, that would be pretty conclusive. If you can't, then you may have to take the lens in to a certified Nikon technician for servicing.

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

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