Having problems with your Nikon D40x Digital Camera ?

Camera will not take pictures in Auto Focus Mode


\015 My 18-200 VR lens will not allow pictures to be taken if it is in the A/M mode, but works as manual focus lens if it is in the "m" setting on the lens. \302\240Other lenses work with body. The camera view finder says: \302\240r 9 in lower right corner. \302\240I think this ia an electronic problem with the particular lens. It is only 2 months old. NOt dropped or any damage. \302\240How do I find error message codes?\015

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