Oly 9-18mm won't manual focus

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About 3 months ago my Oly 9-18mm stopped autofocusing on the long end with the "Check the status of a lens" error. I sent it in for repair and it came back autofocusing great! Happy ending until yesterday.

Yesterday I was in a low-light situation and set the camera to manual focus as there wasn't enough light/contrast for autofocus to work. Unfortunately, when I turn the focus ring, nothing happens. I'm assuming that this isn't normal and that the 9-18mm isn't autofocus only or something. Kind of a bummer but I guess I'd rather have non-working manual focus than non-working auto-focus.

Any tips or suggestions?
 

oldracer

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IIRC on that one you have to slide the manual focus ring back to get manual focus to kick in.
 

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..... never put the collapsible lens in the locked and collapsed position, there's a flexible ribbon with very fine wires embedded. Over a period of actuations, the ribbon cracks and looses electrical connection. This is a common problem with these lenses.
 
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