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04-13-2013, 07:35 AM   #1
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SMC Tak 35/3.5 stuck in "Auto" position (Xposted in Tak thread)

Bonjour,

I just acquired a SMC Tak 35/3.5 in great condition other than the "Auto/Man" switch is stuck in the "Auto" position ... cannot move switch to "Man" position.

Anyone have an idea or a trick which could help me out ... I could super-glue the pin to force a "Man" function, but I would prefer not to go that way.

Thanks in advance, J

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Does this article help?

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/maintenance-repair-articles/3954-why-auto...heres-pin.html

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Merci beaucoup Adam ! You solved my problem ... didn't think about this pin ... I'm too used to my Super Tak 55/1.8 ... Salut, J

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Glad you didn't go the superglue route. I had the same problem with a newly acquired 50/1.4 and fortunately had the good sense to do a google search before panicking. Most of the time when I do this all the really good answers come from the Pentax Forums.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MSL Quote
Glad you didn't go the superglue route. I had the same problem with a newly acquired 50/1.4 and fortunately had the good sense to do a google search before panicking. Most of the time when I do this all the really good answers come from the Pentax Forums.
Thanks MSL ... I knew about the pin from a post long ago or from Adam's article, I cannot remember ... I had just forgotten about it and was going too fast. The 35/3.5 works like a charm now ... gotta love the help of PF and company ... Salut, J
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