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10-14-2011, 10:52 PM   #16
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I would take it to an electronics repair shop (Stereo, TV, VCR, Etc).
Sure they would be able to hook up to what is left of the pin and mount a
contact plate for the SDM.

10-18-2011, 01:48 AM   #17
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Or try to find an used Pentax FA zoom lens with Power zoom function and then just swap power contacts. You can still use such FA lens on a digital body, but obviously without Power Zoom function (manual zoom).

You can find them relatively cheap on "evil"bay:
here

or here
10-18-2011, 11:27 AM   #18
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Sivagriva. You beat me to it. There are lots of junk FA lenses out there

For the OP. I don't understand your local pentax rep. Regardless of where you bought the lens try should be capable of fixing it. Doing it for free however may be a different issue
05-06-2014, 10:17 AM   #19
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Hey you know what. I have the exact same problem with the same lens, 18-135mm

https://www.flickr.com/photos/9640932@N04/13931763118/

and finally got to this forum page and just ordered a beat up 28-8mm power zoom on evilbay just for that little power connection part. No doubt it's cheaper than sending it in. probably faster too

thanks a bunch. I'll let you know if it works

05-08-2014, 04:38 PM   #20
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I ordered an old pentax 28-80mm lens for 25 bucks on ebay and transferred the power pin to my newer lens with the broken contacts and it works great!

only thing was I had to unsolder the old pins because it had 2 more contacts underneath and the screws were slightly different size, so I used the current ones, but it works like brand new now, for 25 bucks


can't beat that..thanks a lot
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