Simple Fix for a Loose Head

loose head

Loose head

Many Manfrotto tripods have heads that are removable.  Because of that built in versatility, sometimes the head will get loose.  Not broken, just out of adjustment. The picture to the right shows a very loose head, sometimes it is not noticeable, it might only be a fraction of a turn.  You will loosen the grub screws, then tighten the head and retighten the grub screw.


Mt tripod

Mt tripod

As shown to the left, under the head, on the center column there is at least one screw (on newer models like the MT series) and as many as three screw (on older models shown below left) that are there to keep the head from unscrewing from the tripod.



055 tripod

055 tripod

For this simple fix you will need a narrow flat blade screw driver. Then, unscrew this locking screw.  You don’t have to take it all the way out, just enough to release the head. Unscrew and retighten the head on the center column. Retighten the locking screw. Done.

You do not need to really over tighten the screw or screws.  Very little pressure is actually required to hold the head in place.

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: Repairs
c/o SpartanPhotoCenter
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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