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    Default A Cheap Way to Fix Faulty/Squeaky SWM

    If you suddenly experience a faulty or squeaky SWM after storing your lens for some time, it could be oxidation on the rubbing parts of the SWM.

    Let me share a fix that does not require replacement.

    A faulty compact SMW of a Nikon 16-35mm F4 that does not turn at all.



    There's a C clip which can be removed to disassemble the motor.



    Clean the rubbing parts with metal polish.
    Take note: don't touch the metal parts with sweaty hands. Use glove


    Reassemble and test
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    Default Re: A Cheap Way to Fix Faulty/Squeaky SWM

    The procedure also worked in ring type SMW as well.

    Here's a Nikon 300mm F4 AF-S with SWM problem.

    I slipped a few toothpicks between the SWM stator and rotor to create a gap.
    Cleaned the 2 rubbing parts with metal polish and it worked
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    David u are da man!
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    Default Re: A Cheap Way to Fix Faulty/Squeaky SWM

    Sometimes I think AF-D lenses are better...... or manual focus even.
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