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Old March 9th, 2009, 05:54 PM   #1
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On camera mic mount...

Hey all. I remember reading a brief discussion of this earlier, but my searching efforts came up empty.

My mic-mount on the XHA1 was stuck closed with my sennheiser clamped into it. I even tried putting a little graphite on it, but what ended up happening was that the threaded "socket" that the little tiny screw goes into came unscrewed. (hopefully that makes sense)

I have a couple questions about this. Is it possible to just send the mic-mount in for a repair (and not the qhole camera)? And has anyone repaired this problem themselves?

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Old March 9th, 2009, 08:00 PM   #2
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You can order a replacement mic mount directly from Canon. I had to do this when I messed up the single screw that closes the mount shut. It's easy enough to take the old one off, and put the new one on. There are two tiny screws holding the mic mount onto the handle. Just have to get the right screwdriver to do the job.
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Old March 9th, 2009, 08:38 PM   #3
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I have actually threaded one of those little screws... they are ridiculous! I want another but I believe Canon only sell it as a package with the holder... probably the most expensive screw ever purchased!
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Old March 10th, 2009, 04:34 AM   #4
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I bought a Canon ZR-2000 LANC thinking it was new, and it was missing one of the mount screws. Canon didn't even return my email about getting a replacement for that!

Anyway, I'll fiddle around with it. I actually *use* my mic mount frequently, which is probably why it got jammed. Amazes me that it could unscrew the "socket" without coming out itself.

I have a shoe-mount I can use if I need to...

Does anyone have a link to the mount-part from Canon? Or do I need to send a support message?

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Old March 10th, 2009, 09:20 AM   #5
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Forget emailing/leaving a message. Call Canon's technical support and ask for the number for the replacement parts department. Have a pen and credit card ready to go. It's that easy.
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