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Impact 3218 Light stand repair part needed

I have an "Impact" tripod type light stand that needs a new primary locking lever.  It is the one that tightens the boom extension and has a large plastic lever for tightening.  The lever is missing the friction washer.


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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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ok, never used this site before and not sure I know what I am doing. Did you get your tripod fixed? I have the exact same tripod but am no longer using it.

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Without knowing the brand of tripod i cannot help. There are some brands of tripods that are made for the retailer and the name is licensed, so the name brand does not support or stock repair parts. Especially if the tripod is an inexpensive one. Because of the model and make of you tripod, I would recommend you throw it out and buy another one. In my opinion Slik and Manfrotto are two very good ones. Slik for the lesser expensive and Manfrotto for the more durable, expensive, parts are almost always available unless is it really old tripod. Find some Manfrotto tripods at:

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I had the exact same issue. I found a snapper tubing clamp at an aquarium store that works perfectly. Do an internet search on "snapper tubing clamp" or "snapper hose clamp", you'll find many suppliers. These clamps are good because there are many sizes, they are fairly adjustable, and easy to release. I set up the tripod, slide/attach the clamp on the main pole right above where the screw used to be and tighten the clamp until it doesn't allow any sliding.
You might also get lucky and find an adjustable tube clamp at a bicycle store or music store.

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The long pan handle tightens and loosens front to back moves. Are you using it? If you are in the USA and need help call us at 800 735-4373

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