Where the white solenoids at?!


Benz3ne

Link Posted 13/08/2019 - 11:57
Hi all,

Recently purchased a bundle of goodies including a K-50 which is suffering from (the seemingly inevitable) aperture block. I'm happy to teardown the camera to fix but the only 'true' fix I've seen mentioned is the white solenoid replacement from the SLR's of yore.

Where can I find one of these, as they seem to be thin on the ground? I know I can find green solenoids from China but these would only offer a very temporary fix before exhibiting the same issues! I don't want to sand down the solenoid as a temporary fix, as the likelihood is I'll be selling the camera on anyway.

Thanks in advance for any/all feedback.

jeallen01

Link Posted 13/08/2019 - 20:24
Some probably available on ebay from US suppliers - but they cost around fifty quid delivered to the UK, and are getting scarcer by the day (the K-30 already has one, and that's why I got another one for the K-70, should it ever need it after the warrantee ends at the end of 2020).
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 with the Hacked K-50 f/w to being a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Last Edited by jeallen01 on 13/08/2019 - 20:25

Benz3ne

Link Posted 14/08/2019 - 09:27
jeallen01 wrote:
Some probably available on ebay from US suppliers - but they cost around fifty quid delivered to the UK, and are getting scarcer by the day (the K-30 already has one, and that's why I got another one for the K-70, should it ever need it after the warrantee ends at the end of 2020).

Thanks for the prompt response! I wonder if anyone has compiled a list of the cameras which do/do not feature them from the factory? I.e. if you can find a fubar'ed K100d at a car-boot sale for a tenner, that might be a cheaper means of getting one?

Edit: found the below at Pentax Forums;

*ist D, *ist DS (Samsung GX1), *ist DS2(Samsung GX1s), K100D, K110D, K200D, K-m (2000), K-x, K-r (all those have 2 solenoids built in: One in the aperture circuit, one in the flash circuit).

The made in Japan solenoid was also used in the K10D (Samsung GX10) and K20D(Samsung GX20).
High shutter count was achieved with them and never any reported solenoid failure.

Read more at: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/151-pentax-k-30-k-50/385045-manual-solenoid-...
Last Edited by the Moderator Team on 15/08/2019 - 09:48

erikro

Link Posted 14/08/2019 - 12:18
Hi.
I have some from cameras I use for spareparts, but don't know how much shipping will cost.
You can send me a PM.
Erik
K5IIs/K-1 II + film cameraes
I love my Pentax, all of them.

Benz3ne

Link Posted 15/08/2019 - 09:30
erikro wrote:
Hi.
I have some from cameras I use for spareparts, but don't know how much shipping will cost.
You can send me a PM.
Erik

Thank you Erik - I'll PM you now.
Edit: Apologies, Erik. I've not been a member for 30 days yet so cannot send a private message.
Last Edited by Benz3ne on 15/08/2019 - 09:31

johnriley

Link Posted 15/08/2019 - 09:34
If Erik messages you then you will be able to reply.
Best regards, John
Last Edited by johnriley on 15/08/2019 - 09:36

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Benz3ne

Link Posted 15/08/2019 - 10:05
johnriley wrote:
If Erik messages you then you will be able to reply.

Thanks for this, John. I've sent him a message on PentaxForums, so hopefully he'll receive it soon.

Benz3ne

Link Posted 15/08/2019 - 12:54
Annndddd....sorted!
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