Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

My Nikon D-40x has an auto focus that won't auto focus. Becasue it won't focus, it won't take a picture with the lens set to that mode. One day the camera worked fine. I put it up in the closet for about 5 months while working odd hours. Took it down removed it from the case, charged the battery and it just won't work. It died all on it's own....Replaced the battery, same result.


Answers :

When you store a unit with a battery even if there is no obvious signs of corrosion at the contacts of the battery terminals doesn't mean that there is none on thecircuit board it'self. if you feel comfotable doing this remove the back cover of camera and look at the main board look for any corrosion on any of the soldered connections or circuit paths.
First thing you have to consider here is moisture getting into the camera's lens mechanism, but it dying will be another angle you may want to check.
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\015\012First check the battery terminal and contacts, make sure it is not rusted or corroded.
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\015\012the lens, check if you have it set to "AF-S" and if not please do, you may also want to remove it and check the lens from what is visible to you. look for possible rusted parts, there are many Lens cleaners in the market, most common will be for Nikon or Canon, either way will do.
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\015\012Now if you have the same result when you use another lens with auto-focus features on the same D40x body, then you may want to look at the issue with the actual body. but first you may want to try working on what can be reached without actually opening the camera...
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\015\012Hope this helps out. if you have other questions just lemme know.
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