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My 55-200 DX VR lens has started making a "grinding" type

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My 55-200 DX VR lens has started making a "grinding" type noise when I press the AE-AF button on my D5000. I've had the lens and camera since 2010.
JA: What's the exact make and model of the camera? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: It's a Nikon D5000 and was purchased in December 2010. Lens came with the camera as a kit lens along with a Nikkor 18-55mm lens.
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I ahven I haven't done any troubleshooting and just noticed it about an hour ago when I was trying to focus on something outside.
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just curious as to whether it could be the AF motor in the lens or does it just need a good cleaning/servicing.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Michael replied 5 months ago.

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Can you tell me where about the grinding noise is coming from? Is it near the front of the camera where the lens attaches?

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Tech Michael