This is actually a very simple fix. On most Manfrotto Tripods, the head is removable. Over time or heavy use, the connection between the head and the tripod will loosen up a little bit. It may not unscrew more than a little bit that is mostly unnoticeable, because there are locking screws that are supposed to keep the head from moving are stopping it.
So, raise the center column as far up as it will go. Look under the head. There you should see at least one or as many as three “grub screws.” These are slotted screws that when tightened lock the head to the tripod and keep it from moving. To repair the problem… just back out the grub screws a little bit. Then unscrew the head and then retighten it. Retighten the grub screws and Voila! You are done.
Please remember: DO NOT USE finger nail polish or Loc-tite on the head or grub screws to “lock” them in place. You may make it impossible to repair this head again in the future.
If you are having problems, or for a tune up or for repairs, send your name, address, daytime phone and email address along with your tripod to:
108 Garner Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Once we have it, we will evaluate it and contact you. Please send us your daytime phone so we can reach you during business hours.
Lastly, if we are repairing your Manfrotto Product; we are recycling all broken parts and scrap articles. Almost nothing goes into the trash if we can help it.
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