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09-08-2017, 02:32 PM   #1
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So.. my camera hit the ground..

A few months ago my K3 felll down.. and the popup flash got a crack.. the camera and everything else works fine but the top cover of the flash is cracked.. where can i buy this part in the US??

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Retail parts are not available in North America (from Pentax). Some third-party sites carry a non-exhaustive inventory of parts (can't remember the domains off the top of my head) but generally, there are 3 options:

1. Obtain a donor body on eBay, etc. and replace the part yourself
2. Send the camera in to Precision (I would recommend this approach so they can check for any other damage, which would likely be repaired at no further cost)
3. Leave the camera as is or perform a DIY fix + avoid rain

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09-08-2017, 03:02 PM   #3
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You can't. You can send it off for repair, but spares are not available to buy.
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Thats a classic duct tape repair.

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No idea if these guys can help, but perhaps worth a call. I was able to get some basic parts for the base of a AF360 FGZ flash from them:

http://www.uscamera.com/pentax_parts.htm
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QuoteOriginally posted by swanlefitte Quote
Thats a classic duct tape repair.
haha.. yeah.. thats what im thinking.. mmm ok ok.. the good thing is that it doesnt affect the camera at all so leaving it like that for a while is ok
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Piece of black gaffer tape and pretend you have a K3II
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Did you manage to find the small piece that was broken off? If so, super glue might do the trick. You can use that to fill in the crack on the side too. Won't be pretty but it will be functional.

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When I bounced tested my K3 I sent it to Precision and it came back like new
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If you have a hot melt glue gun, then Tecbond 7718 is what you want to fill that gap. It's a polyamide resin that fills gaps nicely, non-conductive, and it's available in black. A silicon spatula will help smooth it out without getting burns.
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When I bounced tested my K3 I sent it to Precision and it came back like new
yeah.. but AFAIK Precision have a minimun fee to fix a camera right? cuz i think that replacing the top plastic cover isnt that big enough and dont want to pay a lot for something that is kind of "easy" to fix..

i think that mean while i'll do a DIY fix.. and in case that i would sell it i'll send it...
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You might be able to get parts from one of their European service centres.
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