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Old January 19th, 2009, 09:33 PM   #1
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The tripod shoe-plate underneath my camera is loose, and that makes it a bit difficult to shoot handheld without getting a rattling sound. I've tried several different allen-keys, but none seem to fit (I'm not even sure if it's attached with screws -- hard to see). Any help appreciated.

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Old January 20th, 2009, 04:45 AM   #2
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Hi Peer
Just had a look at mine and cannot see any external fixings.
All the holes are for fixing attachments.
I think it may be fixed from inside.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 05:05 AM   #3
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Hi Peer
Just had a look at mine and cannot see any external fixings.
All the holes are for fixing attachments.
I think it may be fixed from inside.
Henry, thanks for replying -- although that wasn't really what I was hoping for. If anyone knows how to tighten this attachment, give me a holler.

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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:37 PM   #4
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Peer,
Yes, the tripod socket is securred from the inside. Two things could of happened; 1. the plastic retainer could of broken causing the socket to become loose. 2. the screw holding the assembly came loose.
You will need to open the unit to tighten or replace the socket. Canon calls the part the part, "socket, tripod". Price under $15.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:53 PM   #5
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You will need to open the unit to tighten or replace the socket.
Thanks for replying. So how do I get in there to tighten it -- do I have to open up the entire camera..?

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Old February 5th, 2009, 10:27 PM   #6
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yes you do have to open the camera. i don't know your skill level with tools, but if your not comfortable with disassembling you camera take, it to you local shop.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 11:08 PM   #7
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yes you do have to open the camera. i don't know your skill level with tools, but if your not comfortable with disassembling you camera take, it to you local shop.
If you want to attemp it, I have uploaded a small "instructional" video on how to strip the XL2.
Topic is here: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/canon-xl2...ted-xl2-2.html
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Old February 6th, 2009, 10:22 AM   #8
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Yes, an excellent video, good work Bjorn.

Peer, if you find the tripod socket broken let me know, I can find a part # for you.
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