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06-21-2019, 06:46 AM   #1
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Rubber door usb/hdmi/dc port K-5 came of.

It's hinges broke. I had no problem getting the hinges out of the K-5. Has anybody had this problem and did you fix it? As I am liable to lose the cover now.

06-21-2019, 07:39 AM   #2

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Consider making an improvised hinge using duct tape (it's available in black, not only the ubiquitous silver found in many toolboxes). Insert the door, clean the door and camera surface with an alcohol swab, apply a strip of tape spanning the forward facing seam where the door and camera meet.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Rubber door usb/hdmi/dc port K-5 came of.
Remove the door, usb works fine without door.
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Buy a replacement part.

Is this the cover?
Pentax 77760-A0281 Connector Cover | K-3 | K-5 | K-7 | USCamera PartsUSCamera

USCamera has it in stock. They ship overseas.

Another forum member mentioned there is a photo equipment store in Germany that will sell parts to end users. I believe it is Rüdiger Maerz GmbH possibly in Berlin in Hamburg but I'm not certain. You have the part number from the above link.

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09-08-2019, 09:23 AM   #5
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A bit late to add information, but I don't think this is important enough to open a new thread.
Easily to find with a searching machine which prefers German language:

Rüdiger Maerz is either authorized support and/or repair center for
and some more.

They also have their fingers somehow in the Canon Pro Service (renting and support on site).
Their main business seems to be with Canon anyway.

Ricoh Pentax do list them as their only authorized repair center in Germany.
I personally had never heard about them.

Rüdiger Maerz GmbH
Süderstraße 75a
20097 Hamburg

Telefon +49 40 731 40 77
Fax +49 40 732 68 38
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
It's hinges broke. I had no problem getting the hinges out of the K-5. Has anybody had this problem and did you fix it? As I am liable to lose the cover now.

Mine too.. unstable cheap rubber with no UV stabiliser.

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QuoteOriginally posted by xmeda Quote
Mine too.. unstable cheap rubber with no UV stabiliser.

Mine too!
Far too rigid a rubber for the hinge
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Looks like might be a problem in the future with my recent acquired K5. Hope to see a good solution to this better than duct tape.


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