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I need to replace 3 leg locks on my TGT-BK58T tripod. Can I get the locks only? I will replace myself if the parts are available.

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It appears to be made by a company called Targus - contact their spares and service department.

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Camera shops sell tripods for cameras and telescopes
go there and ask if parts are available for your unit

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