Question about Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX (silver) Lens
Unfortunately your lens is one of the kit versions which were built as cheaply as possible with a plastic lens mount. They were never intended to be repaired, but to be fair they seem to last quite well.
A professional repair will normally cost more than the lens is worth, but you can sometimes buy new replacement mounts.
Use your favourite search engine to look for part number 1C999-488. Unfortunately they're rarely in stock whenever I've needed one. You may also want to search for a scrap lens with a good mount which you can replace yours with, but scrap lenses of the correct type usually have faulty or badly worn plastic mounts as well.
Carefully assess your lens before making the repair: unless it's in perfect working order in all respects except for the broken mount then you'll be better off buying a new or used complete replacement lens.
Posted on Aug 03, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Part # 1C999-601-2 was the number Nikon said the part was called. It was used to replace the broken bayonet mount unit as seen in this step-by-step repair:
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
I eventually used a dremel and cutting disc to cut through the bayonet in two places.I covered the rear elements with tape and focused the lens at a close distance.Once the mount is cut you can remove it but do it carefully to catch the ball bearing and spring.Clean everything and install nikon mount.My 1st type 60mm now works very well even at infinity.
Posted on May 13, 2010
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