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

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"Lens not attached" warning when lens is in fact attached.

Haven't even had the camera for over two months. Suddenly after normal use the camera gives me a problem stating "Lens not attached!" on the settings screen. It will take photos in Manual mode, but camera is not detecting lens. Have tried removing lens, cleaning connections, etc. with no luck. Using standard Nikor 18-55mm lens.

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  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    Same issue. "no lens attached after 2 months

  • lillejhon Jun 05, 2008

    6 months old camera gives note with 18-35mm G2 lens not attached. Camera will work OK on M with this lense; separate telepoto lens works OK.

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    Same here only 2 days out of the box. Works fine with the telephoto but standard lens gives the error message.

  • ion_alen Oct 12, 2008

    I just received this error message. I changed the lens with a new one but same results.

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Hello. Check the area around the lens mount carefully - specifically the contacts. Make sure all are clean and protruding the same. If one is lower than the rest, try 'flicking' it with a fingernail (lightly) to see if it will pop up to the height of the others. It may have dirt or a particle of dust lodged. If this doesn't help, get the lens to Nikon for a check-up.

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Sorry guys dont mean to seem smart but if it is in warranty bring it back to where you bought it. Its their job to fix it.
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Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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