Having problems with your Nikon D40 Digital Camera ?

My nikon d40 will not autofocus it is making a grinding sound



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The D40 does not have a lens motor, it uses lenses with their own motors--the problem is your lens, not the camera. Try a different lens to confirm, then send your lens back to the factory for service.
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