Having problems with your Nikon D40x Digital Camera ?

Nikon D40 Not focusing, then not shooting

\015 My nikon will make a noise when I shoot manual. It sounds like its going to like a motor is running but doesnt. I dont know why this is, could you tell me if these cameras are known for it?\015

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What lens do you have mounted?
The kit lens is generaly made from plastic, and if dropped or hit, the focusing part may break. Therefore it's a lens problem. You need to get it to a specialist to fix it. I own a D40 with kit lens for 2 years now and did not have such problems with it.
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