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Nikon N55 Won't take picture in Auto Focus Mode?

We have a Nikon N55 that has been a great camera. The last time I tried to use it though I could only take pictures with the manual focus. When the auto focus is selected and the shutter release button is depressed nothing happens. In the view finder the Focus indicator just flashes on and off.

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  • nikon wannbe Jun 16, 2008

    MN N55 will not take picture in aoto focus either? any solutions?

  • mtb524creepy Jun 26, 2008

    won't foucus in auto mode, just goes from infinity to close and then back again, cleaned the lens to body contacts, no effect.

  • JenMues Jul 01, 2008

    I too have this problem with my Nikon N55. Please email the details on how to get this fixed. I love this camera.



    Thanks,

    Jen Mues

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There was a recall on the N55 due to auto focus problems. You can do a google search or nikon.com email the support team and they will send you the paper. This is what I did, I wasn't charged since I had the correct papers. I, however, used one roll of film and my focus went out again! Mine doesn't even work on manual... If you want to try that maybe you will hae better luck than me. GOOD LUCK!

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