Having problems with your Nikon D70s Digital Camera ?

My D70 (which I just bought on ebay) is having problems with AF. At time the AF works fine but then for no reason it refuses to work for hours to days. I have two bodies so I can swap lenses to see that its not the lens. If I switch to manual focus, it the camera works fine. I can see the little pins around the lens fitting retract when I switch the camera to manual. Seems like a problem with the internals that control AF. No other problems are apparent to me. Any suggestions?


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Sounds like a contact issue - either they are not making consistently or they are just dirty. I'd start with a good contact cleaner (Radio Shack or photo store) and spray the snot out of both the camera contacts and lense (making VERY sure to protect the optics. You can also try a pencil eraser on each one gently rubbing the contacts to remove any corrosion or contamination. If cleaning does not work, there may be a more basic issue like a bent contact or bad connection. That would suggest professional repair.
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