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Battery grip stuck on 5d2

 
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May 24, 2010 13:09 |  #1

Anyone had this happen before? The battery grip is stuck! The wheel goes round but then stops and the grip doesn't budge at all.

Any ideas?

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May 24, 2010 13:53 |  #2

You're not going to like the solution. :lol:

The gears on the plastic turn-wheel has been worn down or broken, thus, spinning freely. I believe the solution, unfortunately, is to carefully obliterate the battery grip until you expose the metal piece and then take a plier to loosen it.


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May 24, 2010 14:05 as a reply to  @ jwcdds's post |  #3

I love the solution.......I hate the battery grip :)

Both me and my husband use the camera. He like to use it with a grip, I find it too heavy and prefer to use it without.

Oh gosh, what a shame if he has to obliterate it...:lol:




  
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May 24, 2010 14:10 |  #4

Hacksaw blade to the post is a better option


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May 24, 2010 14:16 |  #5

Does the grip loosen at all? I hate to see hack saw marks on the bottom of the body, but...

You might have to leave the grip on the camera and start working out with weights. :-)


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May 24, 2010 14:19 as a reply to  @ MT Stringer's post |  #6

My friend just fixed his stripped grip problem by cutting away the wheel with a dremel and using a screwdriver tip to loosen the grip. Now he has it on the camera but without the wheel, works the same just needs a screwdriver to take on/off.


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May 24, 2010 14:42 |  #7

That sucks!!! that's why I like it permanently attached.


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May 24, 2010 14:51 |  #8

Been there done that!
Lucky for me I was down to the last turn or so on the thread and managed to yank it off without any real damage (phew) - still annoyed at having to pay (think it was roughly) £85 for repair to change plastic wheel inside, but still cheaper than new grip & no hacksaw marks.
Have noticed this replacement also gets loose but refrain from tightening it until it disconnects - Canon should do something about this problem with the grip.


  
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May 24, 2010 15:06 |  #9

jchargu3 wrote in post #10237575 (external link)
Hacksaw blade to the post is a better option

Sounds awesome. Who needs the tripod socket anyways right? Just cut it all off and leave the threaded part of the grip in there where you cant get it out.


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May 24, 2010 15:10 as a reply to  @ AdamLewis's post |  #10

Send it to Canon and let them figure it out.


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May 24, 2010 15:16 as a reply to  @ bacchanal's post |  #11

Thank you everyone.

Hacksaw and obliteration sound good but I'll try and pop it along to Canon tomorrow. They're not too far from me but I was hoping maybe someone had had this happen before and knew a way to fix it, save me a journey!

Sounds like it happens a lot.




  
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May 24, 2010 15:19 |  #12

have you tried pushing the grip against the body and then trying to loosen it?


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May 25, 2010 06:16 |  #13

Bobster wrote in post #10238005 (external link)
have you tried pushing the grip against the body and then trying to loosen it?

We tried that too but no joy.

Popped it in to Canon this morning......they said they'd have to use a hacksaw too! :)




  
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May 25, 2010 06:28 |  #14

Hacksaw is a good way to wreck your camera as well as your grip. The way to do it has been posted:

robscomputer wrote in post #10237635 (external link)
My friend just fixed his stripped grip problem by cutting away the wheel with a dremel and using a screwdriver tip to loosen the grip. Now he has it on the camera but without the wheel, works the same just needs a screwdriver to take on/off.

- the wheel that now spins freely is hollow so dremel or snip it open and you will see the gears - then just use a small screw driver and hammer to get them moving.

...make sure not to over-tighten the new one!


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Jun 04, 2010 08:13 as a reply to  @ Rai33's post |  #15

All sorted and everything as good as new.

Canon fixed it and only charged £17 for the new wheely bit.

At least I can take it off now :)




  
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