Bruh asked in Consumer ElectronicsCameras · 1 month ago

Help! My Inca i3642B Tripod's baseplate is screwed on too tight to dislodge onto my Nikon D5600 any help would be appreciated. Thanks. ?

Note: The screw is damaged from trying to unscrew the baseplate

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  • 1 month ago
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    As well as qrk's suggestions you could try a couple of drops of something like WD40.  Spray some into an empty jar / tin or whatever and apply it with a small brush.  Keep it well away from the lens!

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    • Frank
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      1 month agoReport

      Liquid Wrench is better than WD-40.  Problem is that you need to apply it to the shaft of the screw so that it can flow down onto the threads.  Try applying it to around the head of the screw.

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  • Frank
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    1 month ago

    The screw's head in the photo doesn't appear to be damaged, or at least not so damaged that you couldn't use a screwdriver.  Use an appropriately-sized screwdriver and that should do the trick.  By "appropriately-sized" I mean one that has a length and thickness as close as possible to the actual size of the slot in the screw head.  Using a screwdriver that is too thin and too short will be problematic.

    • Bruh1 month agoReport

      Oh okay. I will try that as soon as possible thanks for the reccomendation. :)

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  • qrk
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    1 month ago

    That sort of fastener is probably meant to be used with a coin to tighten/un-tighten. Or, you need a really big screwdriver blade which is not commonly found in most tool boxes.

    If the bottom of the fastener slot is flat, file down a penny so it is flat. Use vice-grips or pliers to grip the penny and unscrew the fastener.

    If that doesn't work, try turn the baseplate with pliers. Wrap 5 turns of masking tape around the baseplate edge to prevent the pliers from marring the baseplate edge. Be careful doing this as you don't want to damage your camera by forcing the rotation.

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    • qrk
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      1 month agoReport

      Not sure what a "fastening" spanner is, but if it's an adjustable spanner, that will work to grip the penny.

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