Having problems with your Nikon D40 Body Only Digital Camera ?

Nikon d40 auto focus not working

\015 I have a nikon d40 that I got as an easter present, it's been a real hassle. This is the second time it's had a problem, the first time the shutter broke and I had to send it away to be fixed. This time it won't auto focus, it is set on auto on both the lens and camera but it wont focus it just takes the picture and only if there is good lighting. I don't understand why this is happening. If anyone has any tips or suggestions even on how I may fix it please tell me. Also, don't bother telling me to reset my settings because I have already tried that.\015

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Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Nikon D40 Body Only Digital Camera

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