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We're trying to clean our sachtler 15sb fluid head, and we're not sure how to remove the bottom half (fluid pan) from the top half (fluid tilt). We've reached the point where it looks like we'd need

Trying to separate the tilt half from the pan half.

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Just press hard on the bubble with your finger to turn the bubble light on. You may have to do it a couple of times. It goes off by itself after a short time.

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