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Is it possible to dismantle the leg of a Benbo Trekker tripod to repair/replace an extension locking screw that has stripped, i.e. turns without tightening?

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I had a Porter-Cable that I was able to repair using three small pieces of lexan and a bandsaw. I took off one of the latches that were good and traced the pattern on the lexan and sawed out the handles. Cleaned them up with sandpaper andthen stacked them and drilled out the holes. Then I drilled two more holes for clearance for two 6-32 machine screws and nuts. Put the whole thing together and installed it - still working after four years.

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I would contact the factory and see if they have replacement part available. Try their website and ask. Most large retail manufactures have parts avaiable.
http://giottos.com/

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Use an 8mm, I believe, socket and tighten 1/4 turn the nuts on the lower half of the leg lock. For instance, the top leg lock is connected to the top and middle leg. Tighten the lower 2 nuts (located on the middle leg half of the lock) 1/5 turn. If that does not do it, tighten 1/4 turn again. Be sure not to over-tighten.

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The locking nut used when extending the three legs in cracked. I need a replacement.


The only way to get a new one will be from a good camera shop or from the manufacturer.

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Apr 14, 2016 | Photography

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Legs Locks Loose


Ross
-It is possible that you are overloading the tripod, thus causing this problem (check specs on tripod model)
HOWEVER IF YOU AREN'T....Giotto uses (2) different leg lock designs..., quick release (normally adjusted by a socket wrench) or rotary (screw locks)!
- If tripod uses screw locks, sometimes foreign material gets into the mechanism and either damages it or prohibits from tightening!!!!!
Note: rotary locks are easy to maintain & if you need parts..., they are user replaceable and usually inexpensive! (contact Giottos distributor in the country you live in)!!!
BUT FIRST!!!! (often problem is caused by dirty lock mechanism)
-carefully unscrew the leg lock (that is slipping) until it separates from the leg higher leg section & carefully pull out the lower tube (at the top of the lower tube will be 'shims' that are part of the lock mechanism).
-Look closely at existing 'shims' do they show signs of cracking, of a build up of dirt, etc. (if damaged they will need to be replaced)
-if shims are undamaged..., use rubbing alcohol & a clean cloth to clean shims and both the tube they sit on and the inside of the tube they slide into.
-once both sides of the tubes and both male & female threads of the locking mechanism are cleaned..., place a light coating of a light oil into the threads (sewing machine oil, bike chain oil, etc)...., do not get oil on the shims!!!!!
-replace locking shims back into position and carefully slide leg tube back into place..., then screw locking collar on (this should not take any force..., if while threading lock collar back on..., it seems tight..., back off collar and check positioning of shims). Repeat procedure!!!
TEST RESULTS!!!
Note: in most cases with rotary locks, problem is purely a maintenance issue, cleaning usually fixes the issue!!!
Peter

Nov 08, 2013 | Giottos (BL1150) Tripod

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


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.

Amanda
Spartan Photo Center
www.tripodquickrelease.com
www.bogentripodparts.com
www.itripod.com
www.spartanphotocenter.com

Dec 05, 2012 | Quantaray Photography

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The handle on my Benbo 2 broke. Is there any place that I can purchase a replacement?


Try contacting Benbo at
http://www.patersonphotographic.com/benbo-tripods.htm

Mar 18, 2010 | Benbo 2 BEN102C Tripod

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Were can i get a foot for a miranda v750 tripod,please. I need the rubber, the screw bit and the bit that fits inside the leg. thankyou.


Sorry, but you can't.

All Miranda branded products were exclusive to DSG (Dixons, Currys) and were the cheapest of the cheap. As such they are not designed to be repaired and spare parts are not available. Any Miranda products which failed during the manufacturers warranty and were returned to DSG for repair were invariably thrown away and replaced with DSG claiming a credit from the supplier.

This is not exclusive to Miranda, most cheap to medium priced brands of all similar products have the same policy. If you want tripods which will last for years with full spare parts support then you have to pay a lot more for the likes of Manfrotto, Gitzo, Velbon, Benbo, Slik and others but they're all only worth it for regular tripod users or for those for whom price isn't an issue.

Even if you could get the spare part, it would cost more than one of the tripods which the likes of Aldi and Lidl regularly sell in the UK for £10. The Aldi version comes with a carry bag, spare quick release plate, carry handle and strap and a comprehensive three year no quibble warranty. They're not on the current stock list, but come in every few months as one of their regular special deals.

If you don't want to replace your tripod, then the next best thing is to simply fashion a wooden plug to fit the end of the damaged leg and maybe fit a rubber foot on the end, like those sold for walking sticks or the the kind sold by larger DIY stores to fit under wooden chair legs.

I hope that my reply has been of assistance and that you can return the favour by rating my answer.

Nov 11, 2009 | Quantaray (291660751) Tripod

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The quick release tab is on the top but there is no plate for a camera to mount on to...guess it's lost. no serial number on the tripod. Brushed aluminum legs and it's got to be about 8 or 9 years old. Can...


Unfortunately not. It's a budget, no-name model with absolutely no back up support so you have no chance of buying a replacement quick release plate. The plates themselves are not standardised and are not only unique to each manufacturer but often not even standard within a single manufacturer's product range.

You'll only get the kind of support you're after from established brands such as Velbon, Slik, Benbo, Manfrotto to name just a few.

If the basic tripod is still solid though you can usually unscrew the head from the tripod and replace it from another one (doesn't usually have to be the same make/model) which has suffered leg damage. To remove the head on most models you tighten the locking screw which prevents the head from panning and then turn the head firmly counter-clockwise. The screw thread which holds the head assembly is usually a universal one.

If you have ALDI or LIDL stores in your country they regularly sell surprisingly good tripods with a no-quibble three year international warranty for around £10. They come complete with a carry bag and spare quick release plate. Neither company has any at the moment but they regularly reappear in their weekly specials listings.

I hope that you've found this posting to be of some help even though it's undoubtedly disappointing news. Please return the favour by rating my answer.

Oct 21, 2009 | AmbiCom V0552 Tripod

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Benbo 1 ball head sticky


"NeverSeeze" available at most hardware and auto parts stores.  A little (very Little) goes a long way.  Smear a small amount on the ball and start to work it around in its socket. will come out as new with a little effort.

Oct 24, 2008 | Photography

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Is it possible to buy a replacement leg for a GB1140?


I would contact the factory and see if they have replacement part available. Try their website and ask. Most large retail manufactures have parts avaiable.
http://giottos.com/

Jul 06, 2008 | Giottos GB1140 Tripod

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Dead Legs on Tripod


I have no ideas, but if you buy another tripod, I owuld like to buy your old handles from your 8500.

Thanx
Rick
817.846.8464

Oct 02, 2006 | Quantaray QSX-DigiPro 8500 Tripod

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