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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Hi bnm491

I in fact had the exact same problem with my camera, i posted on another issue post for this but, i'll put the solution here too

i found the source of the buzzing sound, its in fact the auto focus,

I WARN YOU NOW NOT TO DO THIS UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING OR YOU JUST DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR CAMERA, YOU WILL BE TAKING OUT THE MAIN PART OF THE LENS AND COULD POSSIBLY BREAK IT!

to fix it yourself is going to be very hard, but if its any consolation the problem is in a small area inside the lens, see inside the housing for the lens is a small simple machine, better known as the auto focus, its movement is composed of 3 gears, a metal one attached to a small motor, one attached to the plastic that holds the focus glass in place, and one in between them, for me the problem is the gear in the middle and the one attached on the motor getting stuck, its not much force to move it but the tiny motor doesn't have enough power to push it along so it gets stuck, if your going to do this i suggest you have a small precision flat head screw driver, mine is a size 1/32", ok now i would take pics for a step by step walk through but my camera happens to be the thing im working on, lol,

ok what i did was dissasemble the lens *not the lens housing* and i took each of the little gears out and cleand them off, cause im not sure if its stock, but there is a grayish blue like "gunk" if you will call it that on the gears, and after that i assembled it back together and it worked like new again ^-^

Hope This Helps You ^-^

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