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Can;t turn the tightening knob to mount the flash? Maybe the pin lock?

I have a sony HLV-F32X flash and can not attach it to the camera because the know is turned tight and it will not loosen.  There is a pin lock but it is raised as it should be.  Is there a trick to unlock the pin to loosen the area where the mount can slide on to the camera???

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I'M UNCLEAR AS TO WHETHER YOUR ISSUE IS WITH THE LOCKING PIN OR THE COLLAR. STANDARD FLASHES, WITHOUT A "LOCKING PIN", A PAIR OF CHANNEL LOCK PLIERS CAN BE USED, AFTER WRAPPING THE JAWS WITH SOMETHING GIVING, LIKE ELECTRICAL TAPE, OR WRAPPED RUBBER BANDS. THE COLLAR CAN USUALLY BE LOOSENED IN THIS MANNER, IF IT HAS "BOTTOMED OUT" OR GOTTEN STUCK ON ONE END OR THE OTHER OF THE THREADED FOOT SUPPORT. IF YOUR ISSUE IS WITH A "STUCK PIN" THEN PLEASE DISREGARD THIS ADVICE.

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You can download and print the instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.

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Here's how to disassemble and replace foot (I got to this by trial and luckily no error ^^).

  1. Unscrew 2 small screws located under the battery flip cover.
  2. Put the lamp (moving part) in the upright position.
  3. Unscrew 1 small screw above the infared sensor (below the main lamp part which you moved to the upright position).
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Took me about an hour to do this (most time was spent on trying to figure out how to disassemble the lamp), and the lamp works perfectly.

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