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07-19-2019, 09:48 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Greetings from Canada

Hi there,

I'm new here as a forum member (but have used this site as a resource in the past so I figured it was overdue to join in!)

I'm an amateur/hobbiest photographer from Canada and I've owned a Pentax K-50 for a few years with the 18-135 combo.

Last year my K-50 solenoid went (all my images were black) and I was able to replace it myself with a soldering station and the help of my brother. Now I'm rocking a new Japanese solenoid and my K-50 is back from the dead (and I'm loving it).


Thank you for all the help and information!

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Hi there,

I'm new here as a forum member (but have used this site as a resource in the past so I figured it was overdue to join in!)

I'm an amateur/hobbiest photographer from Canada and I've owned a Pentax K-50 for a few years with the 18-135 combo.

Last year my K-50 solenoid went (all my images were black) and I was able to replace it myself with a soldering station and the help of my brother. Now I'm rocking a new Japanese solenoid and my K-50 is back from the dead (and I'm loving it).


Thank you for all the help and information!
Welcome.

There's a few people who might like a little help from your brother.
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QuoteOriginally posted by STARHUNTER94 Quote
I'm new here as a forum member
Welcome to Pentax Forums!

Great work on fixing your K-50!

Hope you find some time to join in some of the discussions, pose a question, or post some pictures.


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07-19-2019, 11:27 AM - 1 Like   #4
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Welcome.

There's a few people who might like a little help from your brother.
To be honest, the repair wasn't too bad (I was a lot less nervous because I essentially had a paperweight for a camera) and repair work in Canada is stupid expensive. The main thing was getting the part and making sure you aren't "cold soldering" the connections.

Maybe I got lucky, but so far so good. Ran me about $70 for the part with shipping and taxes I believe (on eBay).

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