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    Unhappy Repairing Flex Cable of Tamron 17-50mm no-VR

    I recently opened up my Tamron lens after the zoom barrel got stuck after a hiking trip. I got that settled by tightening a loose screw.

    However, in the process, i ripped one of the flex cables. I'm guessing it's the aperature cable. When i put everything back tgt, just to try out what wasn't working, i would experience Err01 after taking a photo. (the photo does get saved to the mem card).


    Just the starting phase of opening the lens


    The damage flex cable on the right


    The damage flex cable. With the loose screw giving the zoom barrel problem just beside it

    Reading around the forum, i think im gonna have to buy a replacement flex cable. But i dread opening the whole lens again, because the screws are so tight! Is there any way i could tape the severed cable?
    And how do i confirm what cable do i need to get?

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    Tamron Service Centre

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    Ya...I think bringing down to the Tamron service centre would be advisable...let the pros do it & pay some $$$...peace of mind.Cheers!

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    Or you could contact this guy called fatigue in Clubsnap - he deals with camera repairs as well.

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    The replacement cable cost U$11.00 (free shipping), but the fix will require some dismantling job
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    Default Re: Repairing Flex Cable of Tamron 17-50mm no-VR

    Quote Originally Posted by fatigue View Post
    The replacement cable cost U$11.00 (free shipping), but the fix will require some dismantling job
    Thanks i just saw a couple of them of ebay
    How do i identify wad kind of cable it is? (just match them visually?)

    And do u have any tips on removing the stubborn screws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosty View Post
    Thanks i just saw a couple of them of ebay
    How do i identify wad kind of cable it is? (just match them visually?)

    And do u have any tips on removing the stubborn screws?
    Why don't just send to fatigue and get a good job done. He is the Chief Engineer in CS if you are not aware

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    Quote Originally Posted by jukebox19 View Post
    Why don't just send to fatigue and get a good job done. He is the Chief Engineer in CS if you are not aware
    Haha didn't realise that! I Would love to! but i'm currently overseas (and i dun think i will be back anytime soon) >.<

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAG View Post
    Or you could contact this guy called fatigue in Clubsnap - he deals with camera repairs as well.
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by jukebox19 View Post
    Why don't just send to fatigue and get a good job done. He is the Chief Engineer in CS if you are not aware
    Thanks but I'm not that good

    Quote Originally Posted by Bosty View Post
    Thanks i just saw a couple of them of ebay
    How do i identify wad kind of cable it is? (just match them visually?)


    And do u have any tips on removing the stubborn screws?

    That cable is for aperture. Just search: " Tamron flex 17-50 aperture"

    Use a good and the correct screwdriver.
    Most of the lens parts are plastic so not much stubborn screw.

    But because of plastic parts, how you tighten the screws, how you return the parts will affect the alignment.
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    Default Re: Repairing Flex Cable of Tamron 17-50mm no-VR

    Quote Originally Posted by fatigue View Post
    Thanks



    Thanks but I'm not that good




    That cable is for aperture. Just search: " Tamron flex 17-50 aperture"

    Use a good and the correct screwdriver.
    Most of the lens parts are plastic so not much stubborn screw.

    But because of plastic parts, how you tighten the screws, how you return the parts will affect the alignment.

    Yeah I agree, he is the best. The lady in red. Haha
    Cheap lenses are not good AND Good lenses are not cheap!

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    Default Re: Repairing Flex Cable of Tamron 17-50mm no-VR

    Quote Originally Posted by fatigue View Post
    Use a good and the correct screwdriver.
    Most of the lens parts are plastic so not much stubborn screw.

    But because of plastic parts, how you tighten the screws, how you return the parts will affect the alignment.
    I think my set my screwdrivers dun fit. Starting to wear of the screwheads a little already. U got any screwdriver sets to recommend and wad i should be looking for?

    Was reading online that i need a JIS screwdriver? and do i need to get those in sets? sorry for having so many qn!
    Last edited by Bosty; 9th April 2012 at 10:08 PM.

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    Default Re: Repairing Flex Cable of Tamron 17-50mm no-VR

    Quote Originally Posted by Bosty View Post
    I think my set my screwdrivers dun fit. Starting to wear of the screwheads a little already. U got any screwdriver sets to recommend and wad i should be looking for?

    Was reading online that i need a JIS screwdriver? and do i need to get those in sets? sorry for having so many qn!
    I don't recommend the screwdrivers I'm using, they're a bit expensive for 1-2 times usage

    As long as you use the correct size, it should work

    Get these 2 sizes
    PH0 and PH000

    You can also try something like these:
    Applicable if you can't get the cables but needs some soldering skills ( pardon me for being a bit show 0ff )

    Use a very thin wire and solder to reconnect the cables



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