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Lens will not zoom in or out

Hello, Org. problem: I have had my camera for 10 years now and all of a sudden my lenses don't work. I take them off the camera, point and shoot and the shutter works fine. When the lenses are on, I can't get the lens to zoom or to focus, you can here the motor or whatever working but nothing happens. It stopped suddenly. What I have done: I took the lens off and took a steak knife to the part that connects to the lens to contro auto focus to pick at what looked like gunk I also turned with my fingers the little piece on the camera body that connectsto that part of the lens. That worked fine (you could here the noise of the motor as I masnually turned it). It is the same noise I wolud here when trying to auto focus from day one. I placed each lens on and now they work. CONCERN: is it the camera body or the lenses that need fixed?? And what can I use to clean that area of the lens (I don't want to have to carry a steak knife with me.) (Now I can still work the camera on manual focus and that is fine, but to follow a soccer game poses a challenge of its own. Many people have told me to just get another, but I have won national awards with this one, it's not that easy.)

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Brush off any lose dirt from both the lens and bayonet mount and the autofocus drive shaft . If you are still not getting camera to auto focus your lenses have an expert look at the body : this is not an expensive problem to repair on these Pentaxes either a small mechanical problem or the connection to the pc board is bad. In either case only the front of the camera has to be dismantled ( +- 1 hour of labour to do the whole job ).

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