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Nikon 70-200 won't focus. AF or manual. Have tried it on my

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Nikon 70-200 won't focus. AF or manual. Have tried it on my d7200 and d90
JA: What's the make/model of your camera? How old is it?
Customer: Nikon D7200. About 3 years old
JA: What happened right before this popped up? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: It just quit focusing as i was shooting my Grandsons football game. I have tried cleaning contacts on lens
JA: Anything else you want the Camera Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Richard replied 1 month ago.

Hi there and welcome
Can you remove the battery please then hold the shutter button down for 60 seconds then release.
Wait 5 minutes, put the battery back in and turn it on.
Tell me please if it now operates correctly
Thank you

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
does not work
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It acted like it tried to focus once but did not focus. Tried manual focus to no avail
Expert:  Richard replied 1 month ago.


Clean the contacts on the Lens using a eraser, the contacts are the copper pins

then try it please

Let me know the results please

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no luck I can hear the motor trying to focus but it does not focus
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
i have an 18-200 lens that i can attach to same body and it focuses
Expert:  Richard replied 1 month ago.


It is the internal lens gear assembly that has faulted, it is the only cause left

I am really sorry about this and you are going to have to return the Lens to have it replaced. It will be covered by the warranty if this has not expired, and the replacement will be done at no cost to you.

I am really sorry about this, and if you have problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

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