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11-09-2011, 10:17 AM   #16
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This is what I would do...

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I cut up a rubber ball and used that for a rubber grip......to no avail. I'm going to track down our custodian and see if his plumber hands will get this. I don't think its cross threaded as much as tightened down to much from me going the wrong way.
You need two people to do this.
Take the battery out of the grip.
Have one person hold the camera. Have the other person take a flat blade screwdriver and pad the blade end with the rubber from the ball that you just cut up. Put the blade against one of the detents on the screw grip thumbwheel. Make sure that you are pointing it in the direction that will loosen the thumbwheel. Give the screwdriver a tap with with a hammer. You might not need to whack it very hard.
If the grip comes off but the camera no longer functions correctly for some reason, send the camera in for warranty repair. No one will be the wiser as to how you broke it. I doubt that you will break it, however.


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11-09-2011, 10:47 AM   #17
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Got it. For the record.....Its battery up, camera down and counter clockwise as mentioned......

I did end up using the hammer and screwdriver with the rubber ball that I cut up and gently tapped it until it released. Nothing was cross threaded just over tightened and everything works fine.

Here's to hoping that nobody needs to looking up this thread..........
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i was gonna suggest holding the camera and grip under hot water...glad you got it to release!
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QuoteOriginally posted by creampuff Quote
Nope, it's not a design fault but simple user error - it's called over tightening!
No I was more referring to the short location pins. The could be just a smidgen longer so they engage (locate) before the first thread does.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Deiberson Quote
Here's to hoping that nobody needs to looking up this thread..........
Doubt it, since you aren't the first.....https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-camera-field-accessories/154258-ne...ml#post1602661.

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Actually, it was the location pins that were causing the problems the entire time and forced me to over-tighten. If they engaged properly I wouldn't have had to wrench the son of a bitch down.
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JC It happened again! I'ts not over tightened either. I didn't really think it I over did last time either but I wasn't sure. This is definitely a design fault or I just have a bad copy of the grip and or body. When I was putting it back on last night I noticed the pins just weren't lining up. I can get it off but I need the hammer again. Bummer

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QuoteQuote:
This is definitely a design fault or I just have a bad copy of the grip and or body.
A design fault would affect everyone. A bad copy affects you. Bummers either way.

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Is this the actual Pentax grip, or one of the knock offs?
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official grip from a reputable dealer.
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Hi
Put a very small amount of Vaseline on the thread and see if this makes a difference. A bit of Vaseline there won't do any harm. Also inspect the thread under a magnifying glass, perhaps one of the threads is nicked or there may be some other small damage there that causes your problem.

Report back to us please.

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thank god i started this thread......because i did it again!
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I never had any problems with the grip on K-7 or K-5 , nevertheless good luck!
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Righty Tighty-Lefty-Loosey.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
Righty Tighty-Lefty-Loosey.
Thanks, I just had this problem too (K7).
I still can't get it on.
It's certainly a bad design (though not technically a fault maybe).
The usability of this thing practically begs you to get it wrong.
It's "guesses & giggles" as far as I can tell. I keep winding until it gets stuck - realizing something's not right & trying a few times until it seems to fit.
And it burns your fingers either way.

I find it very hard to believe anyone could just pick this up, slap it on, and have no problems whatsoever.

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