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Problem removing head from tripod

I just got a 351MVV tripod which should have been MVB2K.  i already put my 503 head on the tripod.  now, i can't get the head off so i can exchange the tripod.  i only hand tightened the head.  please help.

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  • cynthiagranv Jan 03, 2009

    thank you...eventually i was able to remove the head by engaging a lock latch on it...while the screws are mentioned in the instructions and i had tightened and loosened them appropriately, the latch was not mentioned in this context.  with the latch unlocked, the head swivels, making it difficult or impossible to get it to unscrew from the tripod (the head's just turning, not unscrewing).

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Look on the underside of the platform where you screwed on the head. It should have 3 small screws in it. These are tighened and loosened with a jeweler's screwdriver. You may have one screw that is just *barely* tight, so you were able to hand tighten the head until it "locked" into place with the screw. When you loosen each of these screws a few turns the head should come off.

If you can't locate these screws, or you can't remove the head, you will need to take the tripod to a large camera store for assistance. Their rental or repair department can help you remove the head. If you need help locating a large camera store with a rental or repair department in your area, I may be able to help - I would need your location (e.g. city/state/country/zip or postal code).

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