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One of the leg extension locking devices will not hold the leg down

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Unfortunately, Quantaray is no longer in business, so there is no service department to go to in order to get something like that fixed. And replacements leg locks are not available. It sounds like you have a worn out screw or spring in your leg lock. You might be able to find a new tripod of a similar size and shape here if you can't find a replacement anywhere: www.itripod.com

Give me a call if you have any questions.

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Posted on Dec 12, 2012

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