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Zoom does not work since I dropped my lens

I Dropped my Tamron 28-300mm Lens for nikon and the zoom stopped working. The repair will cost upwards of $150, I can buy a new lens instead. Does anyone have a repair video - generic Tamron videos are good enough. Repair Manuals are welcome as well.
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