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05-06-2017, 12:07 PM   #1
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Best source for parts?

I have a K50 with a cracked base where the tripod hole is. I need to replace the base. Where can I order this part and replace it myself?

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It's tough. I did come across a web site that dismantled Pentax cameras and had a limited inventory of parts, but I can't remember the name- maybe someone else can help there.

Pentax doesn't sell parts directly to consumers.

Another option is to find a broken donor body- could be cheap with all of the aperture failures going on.

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QuoteOriginally posted by skid2964 Quote
I have a K50 with a cracked base where the tripod hole is. I need to replace the base. Where can I order this part and replace it myself?
Just curious, how did that happen?
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Just curious, how did that happen?
I am a Real Estate photographer and shoot about 100,000 photos a year, so I go through a lot of cameras, a few weeks ago, this one fell over while on a tripod and hit a carpeted floor. I thought nothing of it at the time because it still functioned perfectly. But I guess that is how it happened since all the other cameras I have ever used have never cracked like this. I have retired this one and will either fix the base or just have it for non-tripod use.

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I've had good luck buying used cameras that are broken or defective and then canabalizing the needed parts.

Often, the defective camera is much cheaper than would be the price of the part itself.

KEH is sometimes a good source for broken cameras.
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