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Removing battery grip with broken screw drive?

 
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Jul 17, 2017 10:17 |  #1

The device is a NEEWER Vertical Battery Grip, attached to a Canon Digital Rebel T5 DSLR. The grip connects to the base of the camera using a plastic wheel that appears to be geared to a metal screw which goes into the base of the camera. The gear drive has broken, and turning the wheel no longer turns the metal screw. There are no obvious ways to open the Neewer grip to get access to the screw drive. Releasing the screw drive may require cutting into the side of the grip. Looking for a solution to get the grip off the camera.




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Jul 17, 2017 11:14 |  #2

If it were me, I would take it to a small machine shop & ask them if they could solve the problem. Good luck!


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Jul 17, 2017 11:21 |  #3

Most cheap grips I've inspected, you can see the bolt from the inside of the battery compartment of the grip and you may be able to use small pliers or channel locks to gently loosen it enough to get it out.

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Jul 17, 2017 14:40 |  #4

I had a Canon grip do this once, I was able to cut the plastic wheel with a pair of dikes and physically turn the bolt using a small screwdriver. Parts for the Canon were available to fix it once removed.




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Jul 17, 2017 15:29 |  #5

I'd try spliting the case at the seam just below the knob. But these things are often made with "one-time" plastic latches. Worse case, perhaps best case, just destroy during removal. I see it is $26 on Amazon.

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Jul 17, 2017 17:14 as a reply to John from PA's post |  #6

Thanks for the helpful advice. Jamming a flat-headed screwdriver into the gap under the wheel made it possible to persuade the wheel to engage the set screw and remove the grip from the camera body without damaging the camera. I'll end up purchasing another grip, but that's no surprise.




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