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12-05-2008, 02:07 AM
I unscrewed the attachment from my camera last night and the screw (shown) came separated from the plate. I recall it not being able to come out. Did a part fall on the floor that I am missing? wth?

It's a Manfrotto 468MGRC2.



12-05-2008, 02:16 AM
I have no idea but your photos of a broken ballhead are nice!

12-05-2008, 02:35 AM
I have no idea but your photos of a broken ballhead are nice!

Did you use a tripod? ;)

12-05-2008, 02:49 AM
Nah, hand-held ISO3200.

12-05-2008, 04:38 AM
Here's some ISO6400 goodness and the little C-clip retainer that I found, but I think I'm still missing a flat washer that butts up against the C-clip. Without another washer, it'll just fall into the hole without retaining the bolt. :unamused: I'm still trying to figure out how this thing came off..

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3288/3084522964_c7c0ef0090_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/modernmuseum/3084522964/)

12-05-2008, 07:11 AM
sometimes when you're backing off the mounting bolt, the threads can actually engage the retaining c-clip/washer, and then the entire bolt comes out.

that's all i got.

12-05-2008, 07:18 AM
Yeah, that's what I figure. Oh well, I think I fixed it, no thanks to YOU guys. Lazy, sleeping bastards.

12-05-2008, 07:35 AM
And even if you hadn't, you can buy replacement QR plates for like $12.

12-05-2008, 10:07 AM
yeah, I think it's just the C clip on top, no additional washers, but I haven't used an RC plate in years....