I have a student with a D3200 and he just bought a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D on Amazon. He realizes AF will not work with his camera, but when he turns on the camera, he gets a warning that the lens must be stopped down and locked to f/22. This doesn't fix the error message and the lens won't work with the camera.
I put the lens on a Nikon D200 and it worked fine (including AF). I also used the depth-of-field preview button and the aperture does work with all f/stops. I also tried a different AF-D lens stopped down and locked at f/22 on his D3200 and it got the same message, so the problem seems to be the D3200.
He's currently on firmware C 1.01 and L 1.009. I told him to update his firmware to the latest C 1.04 and L 2.013 as this is the only thing I could think that would be causing the problem. I also cleaned both contacts on the lens and camera with 70% rubbing alcohol, but both his camera and lens are extremely clean.
If his firmware update doesn't help, any other suggestions other than returning the lens and getting a G instead?