Uh oh. Nikon 17-55 lens not being recognized by my D7000

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I've used my 17-55 for over a year with my D7000 and for some reason over this past weekend the camera is not acknowledging the presence of the lens. The camera can tell it has a lens attached, but it shows an aperture of F/0. I've tried a number of simple tasks to see if it's just a glitch with no luck. I'm not sure if a lens can die but it seems that way. Lens repair is no where near where I live so I'm hoping someone can offer a diagnosis.

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Yes.. lenses can die. My 17-35 had the same issue, except it would always say it was at 24mm regardless of the zoom setting.

I was told it was a loose or damage ribbon cable in the lens.
 

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Others will probably have a lot more experience and a lot better advice, but I can tell you that I've had this happen twice, once with my D5100 and once, just this weekend, with my D7000. Both times it was a different lens that did it--this past weekend it was my macro lens, one of my most-used lenses. I'd put it on earlier and it worked, then I switched lenses for a while and when I switched back, all of a sudden, I just got error messages.

Both times it's happened to me, cleaning the contact points on the back of the lens with a small amount of rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab has done the trick.
 

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I've also heard changing lenses with the camera ON can do this as well.
 

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Yeah clean the pins and see if it works then.
 
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Thanks for the replies. I'll do some cleaning and see what happens. fingers crossed.
 

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