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04-02-2022, 06:44 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Flapentax Quote
So if I ever buy a new model will I have to wait for it to fail in 8 years instead of 6?
My K-30 had “Dark Image Syndrome” issues after two years; it was that sort of timing I was thinking of.
If the solenoid lasts six years, that would be great!!


added: the message I responded to had said 2016 - 2020, which could be anything from barely three years {Dec 31, 2016 to Jan 1, 2020} to almost five years {Jan 1, 2016 to Dec 31, 2020}.


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04-06-2022, 03:02 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
My K-30 had “Dark Image Syndrome” issues after two years; it was that sort of timing I was thinking of.
If the solenoid lasts six years, that would be great!!


added: the message I responded to had said 2016 - 2020, which could be anything from barely three years {Dec 31, 2016 to Jan 1, 2020} to almost five years {Jan 1, 2016 to Dec 31, 2020}.
I'm just about to emabark on a K-S1 repair, and although I have a few solenoids available I could cull from *ist DL2 bodies, I decided to investigate if there was a source of the solenoids that Pentax are currently using in their K-70s, which have been 'improved' to eliminate the failure problem. In the UK, where I'm based, I found a Pentax-approved repairer who I was referred to last year by Ricoh UK when I was investigating the possibilty of having the K-S1 repaired rather than doing it myself. I was quoted £94.50 plus VAT, so bought a KP instead! However I do like the K-S1 for the same reasons given by Photogem, so asked these repairers if they could sell the solenoids direct to people wishing to do the repair themselves, and the answer was yes, £9 plus VAT inclusive of postage. I've posted full contact details on the K-30/K-50 aperture block failure thread. Unfortunately one member outside the UK said the the repairers cannot do overseas post, so you may have to find a helpful member in the UK who can do this for you, and then post on. The addition postage costs shouldn't be too much, it is only a small and light part after all.
In due course I will update on how the repair goes-and how reliable new part is!

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