Having problems with your Nikon D5000 Digital Camera ?

Every time I power up my D5000, and press the shutter button half way (to auto-focus) the image in the viewfinder shakes, and after a few seconds the image shifts slightly and something internal seems to lock into place. After this, all functions are normal, but this issue is annoying, and obviously not right. Any ideas?


Answers :

Inside the lens assembly, is a circular, edge-geared focusing lens, with electromagnets on it. It has to be able to spin freely to focus, and focuses with signals from the focusing system and cpu, etc. When any dust, lint, sand, etc. get inside, it can impede the lens from turning freely, or jam it. Your best shot at fixing this yourself is to get a can of compressed air ($4.00 at Walmat, and also cleans your computer vents too). Hold the camera with the lens facing down, and spray upward into the lens assembly with the lens extended. Hopefully, you'll free it up.
\015\012If this doesn't work, the camera will require a labor-intensive disassembly to fix it. If you can't live with it and have to get it fixed, get an estimate first. Often they just replace the whole lens assembly, and that can be expensive for parts, as well.
\015\012Hope it's just some lint- good luck!
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