My Nikon D300 doesn't recognize the 55-200 AF-S DX as a cpu lens.
When I mount the 55-200 AF-S DX lens on my brand new Nikon D300 camera, it does not recognize the lens as a cpu lens.
My old non-cpu lens works fine with the new camera.
Any ideas on what to do?
Is it the lens or the camera body?
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Your motor may have gone bad. Try sending it to PhotoTech Repair Service in NYC. They are Nikon authorized, and can do the repair under warranty if you still have it. Also if you join they're facebook page, they will give you a 10% discount.
Here is the facebook page link, it has everything you need to send it in.
I just had the same exact problem! However, in my case I was finishing up a photo shoot at work, went to switch lenses, and when I picked up my 55-200mm zoom lens, the tip of it fell off!! I was able to put it back into the end of the lens, but now I am having the same autofocus problem and sound effect. I think it is because it is off track inside the lens. But I have only had mine for 5 months! I'm preparing to send it to Nikon for warrenty repair.