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Oct 13, 2010 15:43 |  #1

OK, so I have a BG-E2N grip going on a 50D. The black knob/wheel that turns the screw for the mounting screw only turns so far then stops. What this causes it the grip won't screw all the way into the tripod mount. Nothing is stripped on either piece. It's the black wheel on the grip that is the problem. Should it freely spin continuously or does it stop after about 3/4 of a turn like mine does? The camera mounts to a tripod just fine so I know the camera mount is ok.


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Oct 13, 2010 15:44 |  #2

You took the battery door off, right...? Is there a gap between the grip and the body...?

My BG-E2N turns about 2-3 times till it's tight...


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Oct 13, 2010 15:47 |  #3

yes, door is off. The gap is about 1/8" to 1/4" . I just don't see why the wheel would only turn so far then stop (even off the camera), It like something inside the grip is stopping it.


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Oct 13, 2010 16:50 |  #4

If the wheel stops turning, even if off the camera, then there is a problem in the grip.


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Oct 13, 2010 17:52 |  #5

make sure there's nothing in the mounting hole (lint or something). it sounds like something is blocking it.


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Oct 13, 2010 18:52 |  #6

It's most definitely a problem with the grip. The mounting hole is perfect, I can mount it to a tripod with no problem. Like bohdank says the wheel should not stop turning on the grip. Now do I take it apart myself or send it in....


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Oct 13, 2010 19:19 |  #7

When did you buy it? Can you exchange it?


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Oct 13, 2010 23:43 |  #8

oh, i didn't see that bit about it not turning even off the camera. off the body, that wheel should be able to spin freely. the wheel doesn't stop turning unless the threaded bolt has nowhere else to go (grip tightened to the body). if it's out of warranty, open it up to make sure a piece of a gear didn't strip and get lodged in there somewhere.


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Oct 14, 2010 19:10 |  #9

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking is a small piece of something is jamming the wheel gears .. I'll just try and open it up. There's just six small screws on top to get into it so it shouldn't be to hard.
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Oct 15, 2010 10:51 |  #10

wnichols wrote in post #11098505 (external link)
.. I'll just try and open it up. There's just six small screws on top to get into it so it shouldn't be to hard.


Famous last words! That's a mistake that will immediately void your warranty. Just send it back for an exchange.


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Oct 15, 2010 11:18 |  #11

ChasP505 wrote in post #11102320 (external link)
Famous last words! That's a mistake that will immediately void your warranty. Just send it back for an exchange.

I agree. If you try to take it apart and still can't fix it and end up sending it in there is a chance they would be able to tell that you messed with it.


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Oct 15, 2010 15:11 |  #12

If you bought it new, send it back...if it's used and out of warranty...have at it! Worst thing that happens is you break it some more haha


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Oct 15, 2010 21:33 |  #13

wnichols wrote in post #11098505 (external link)
Yeah, that's what I'm thinking is a small piece of something is jamming the wheel gears .. I'll just try and open it up. There's just six small screws on top to get into it so it shouldn't be to hard.
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ive taken apart grips before... its quite easy. nothing complicated at all... unless you only have one hand to work with or no screw drivers.




  
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Oct 16, 2010 02:59 |  #14

LowriderS10 wrote in post #11103868 (external link)
If you bought it new, send it back...if it's used and out of warranty...have at it! Worst thing that happens is you break it some more haha

And you can be teacher of "life's lessons learned the hard way" to the rest of us... :)


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Oct 17, 2010 13:07 |  #15

I'll let you all know how it goes. Hopefully I can tear (I mean open) into it sometime today. Maybe I should take pics and make a "what not to do" thread out of it???


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