Question about Bogen Communication Bogen / Manfrotto 516 Pro Video Fluid Head 516 Tripod
I cant adjust this brand new head where the pan and tilt movements are fluid. It always seems to have a "catch" in the movement that creates a **** on the screen.
If you look on the ring that goes around the ball, on the side by the red tension gauge, you'll see an indentation. It is just barely visible on the product shot above.
In the hole, you'll find what looks like an odd shaped bolt. It is actually a threaded post inside a nut.
Use an Allen wrench (hex key) to tighten this post.
Be careful though, a little tension here goes a long way. You should probably turn it no more than 1/8 to 1/4 turn and then test it. If it still isn't tight enough, repeat until you are satisfied.
You should probably also talk to a trained technician at somepoint to see if the loosening is indicative of a larger problem. I really wouldn't know one way or the other. I just discovered the calibration post by taking mine apart.
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
SOURCE: 2003 maxima sunroof won't close
Sounds like the sunroof motor is out of time. Needs to be re-timed. There is a retime procedure, (that I would try first) but I don't remember the whole procedure. if you still have the problem, let me know and i will get the whole thing , from the service manual.
Posted on Jul 27, 2008
SOURCE: Tailgate won't lock on my
I have the solution to every one out there with tailgate lock problems......I had the very same problem but wasnt interested in getting a power lock.......Here goes.....it costs you some wd40 or liquid wrench.....nothing else......open the tail gate.....you will see the screws that hold the handle in place.....take off the two outer screws only....then pop off the handle cover....yes it does come off without breaking.....you will see something shaped like a "C".....it should move back and forth.....with the tailgate closed you should be able to move that "C" back and forth...it swivels on a pivot you can see in the opening above the tailgate handle.......this is the lock mechanism.....mine was seized up.....anyways......with the tailgate still closed squirt some wd40 or liquid wrench in the area directly above the tailgate handle........that "C" thing will move again and your problem is over...email me if you figured it out........
I was delighted with the fix.....and it's so easy to do.....then put everything back in its place......tell everyone you know....
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
You will have to bleed the rams to get all the air out just crack the hose's open at the connector and have a person help you open the hoses on both sides and try raising the bucket when you get clear fluid coming out close the nuts on the lines then do the same thing for down position. Check hydraulic fluid level to make sure it does not get so low that you put air in the system. Be sure when you are bleeding to pay attention to fluid flow coming out of the rams is it even? If not you may have a hose that has collapsed. To know if it is look at how much fluid flows out of the hose the one with the lest amount of oil is suspect. Next if it still does not raise pull the pressure valve out of the control Block where the arm is for raising it crack the outer locking nut then remove the valve and see if you have a piece of dirt in the valve seat. If you need more help post it here and Give me the Year and model Number for more precise help for this unit.
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
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