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10-27-2014, 12:34 PM   #1
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Battery grip stuck K-3

I believe I over tightened it, I am not sure what I did because I wasn't paying attention, but it seemed to go on pretty easily. Anyway, now it's stuck and I can't turn the dial to get the @$!@ thing off. Any hints on how I can remove it?

10-27-2014, 12:38 PM   #2
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Wonder if you cross-threaded. The ones I've used have went on just fine, I know that when you cross-thread a connection, it can be pretty tough to unscrew, especially in the case of a grip, where you have very little surface area to get any finger leverage on. hopefully someone chimes in with some ideas outside of the "grip and turn as hard as you can" method
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What works with filters is to place in freezer for a short period to cool and contract any expanded components, maybe that will help?
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I had this happen to me before. The way I got it off was to get a small flathead screwdriver (think the kind you use for eyeglass repairs but slightly larger) and then wrap the head in cloth to protect your camera and grip. Then insert it into one of the notches on the grip's knob and push towards the left (loosen). For me I had to hold the screwdriver more parallel to the camera, not perpendicular to it. Hope this helps!

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With this being a repeated problem, it might be wise to wrap teflon tape around the screw before attaching it to the camera.
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Thanks, my husband came home and used garden gloves. He said it wasn't cross threaded but he had to struggle with it. I am not that strong so I don't know how I got it on that tight!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Murfy Quote
Thanks, my husband came home and used garden gloves. He said it wasn't cross threaded but he had to struggle with it. I am not that strong so I don't know how I got it on that tight!
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I had the same problem and I used a cloth on the notch and slow turned the knob. It worked

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My wife says she only keeps me around because I can open jars in the kitchen.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
My wife says she only keeps me around because I can open jars in the kitchen.
Get a rubber ball to squeeze every day as part of your daily regimen. It'll keep the peace in the marriage.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
My wife says she only keeps me around because I can open jars in the kitchen.
Jars I can open, hit the lid with the back of knife on opposite sides....I didn't want to try that on my camera
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QuoteOriginally posted by Murfy Quote
Jars I can open, hit the lid with the back of knife on opposite sides....I didn't want to try that on my camera
Shhhh! Don't tell my wife how easy it is please.
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I have to struggle to get mine off also. I try not to get it on too tight, but it's real hard to get a good grip on the wheel.
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I do it every time, you can hear me from down the road when I have to take it off.
Would have been better if the body battery could be accessed from the side.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Murfy Quote
Jars I can open, hit the lid with the back of knife on opposite sides....I didn't want to try that on my camera
A better way is to hit the bottom of the jar with the palm of your hand.
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