Having problems with your Nikon D40x Digital Camera ?

I was using my Nikon D40 at son's baseball game with the 55-200 mm lens & was too close to the fence when zooming since it tapped the fence. Now it makes a squeaky noise when trying to auto focus. It will not take a pic on auto focus but will focus and if I flip the A / M switch on the lens itself over to M it will take a pic.It will take pics fine with the 18 - 55 mm lens. It's nota problem with the Zoom, but with the autofocus. When it attempts to autofocus, it goes thru the extremes of the le


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This will need to be fixed , this is common with nikon on there auto focus sensingm you might want to check it into a camera shop and have it repaired or adjusted, other then that I have nothing further at this time to tell you.
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