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Hi, I've a Sigma 28-105mm aspherical 3.5-5.6 lens. Auto focus does not engage. I can hear the motor trying, but the ring does not turn. When I switch to manual focus, I can turn the ring to focus manually, but I still hear the motor trying to use autofocus. Additionally, sometimes the shutter will not fire in manual focus while the motor is still searching. I've cleaned the contacts, but no joy. I suspect a faulty switch, but that doesn't completely explain the autofocus not engaging. I am


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Well, I think you have at least one problem pinpointed, in that I suspect the focusing ring is jammed, and cannot rotate with the electromagnet signals. The other problem might be a faulty auto/manual switch. Of course, check for oxidation and excessive dust on the switch contacts, if you can get at them, and clean the fingers on the microprocessor with some alcohol, toothbrush, and clean cloth.
\015\012I would start by spraying the lens assembly the best you can with some compressed air, then bumping the camera gently, in case the focusing ring is just stuck.
\015\012Here's a good blog about stuck lenses and the resultant (sometimes) errors that ensure:
\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
\015\012With your mechanical ability, you'll have a good chance of fixing this, I think, but it is kind of tricky.
\015\012Good luck, not sure I told you anything you didn't already know...
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