Having problems with your Nikon Digital Cameras ?

I have a Nikon D40 which is coming upto being two years old. Recently I have noticed that the auto-focus will not work. If I manually focus I can still take photos but when auto is engaged it will not even try to focus and therefore will not allow me to take a photo. I have not made any changes to the settings and therefore I am concerned it is a hardware fault. The lens in question is the standard lens supplied with the camera and is the only lens I have so have been unable to check t


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The auto motor and most of the electronics for focusing are located inside the lens on this model and the camera communicates with the body via interface contacts. Try cleaning these first. If you do not get auto focus function back the lens will need to be looked at as I think the aotofocus motor or something on the board needs attention. I would also get a quote for a replacement lens since repairs may cost same as or more than buying a new lens.
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