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I think this may help though I'm not sure what mode you currently have set... make sure that the AF-Area setting is on "Single Point" (pg45 of the user manual). I believe using any of the other AF-Area modes may mess up the feature. The manual seems to indicate that the functionality you desire should work. I have a D7000, and it does not have the issue ...
As the question you've linked to says, this is a limitation of the camera. A workaround would be to flip the lens into manual focus after you get what you want with the focus-and-recompose method. That's an annoying extra step, but at least it will work.
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