Nikon AF-S 18-70mm : focus issue

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by jerz, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. jerz

    jerz Guest


    I have a Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5 since 4 years now. The lens
    broke down
    2 years later (screw was moving inside and zoom blocked at 18mm), i
    it to be repaired, it comes back repaired, and since 6 month i have
    same problem !

    Last week i decided to fix it, i bought the ebook
    "AF-S-DX-ED- 18-70mm-Zoom. pdf" from www.completeservice

    I disassembly it, found out that the screw A1-17050FB(10) (Zoom key
    screw) was totally unscrewd, i screwed it back, re-assembly the lens,
    took a deep breath, tested the lens on my D40 .... and i works but had
    hard time to get the focus.

    I explain : it moves fast from 0.38m to infinite, without getting the
    focus, or sometimes badly get the focus, or sometimes it's OK.

    Here is a video : showing
    what's going on exactly.

    Here is the part list diagram (moving screw was : A1-17050FB(10)) :\

    The only "problem" i saw before assembling everything is teh "MR Head"
    which is not perfectly aligned with the magnetic tape, can it be
    that ??

    If anyone had an idea about this focusing issue, would you like to
    share with us please ?

    Many thanks to the community !

    jerz, Dec 3, 2008
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