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Old May 10th, 2007, 06:26 AM   #1
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HD250 Camera Handle Loose

For the 2nd time, one of our HD250's has a loose handle. The first time, the camera was only a few weeks old and we replaced it. This time the handle flexes a good 2 mm right and left. It just has gotten progressively worse with time.

I was looking at the way the handle connects to the body and I see two tiny screws in the front, but nothing in the back.

Seems like a problem with the screws backing out and need some lock tight on them in the factory or something.

BUT, it seems like a common problem and I hate the idea of having to send the camera to Atlanta to have them tighten a screw!

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Old May 11th, 2007, 03:00 PM   #2
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Same problem here, I didn't go back to my dealer yet.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 12:39 AM   #3
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I noticed the same thing today. I'm not sure how to tighten it but I can't believe those two tiny screws out front do it.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 09:38 AM   #4
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Send it to service. There are some internal screws that need to be tightened.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 10:54 PM   #5
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you can remove the right side of the camera body and gain access to the 2 screws which hold it together. to do this, you have to remove the shoulder rest and about 5 or 6 smalls screws to get the side off, then you'll see the two handle screws you need to tighten.

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Old May 23rd, 2007, 12:15 AM   #6
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you can remove the right side of the camera body and gain access to the 2 screws which hold it together. to do this, you have to remove the shoulder rest and about 5 or 6 smalls screws to get the side off, then you'll see the two handle screws you need to tighten.

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...and let's note that this will most definitely void your warranty!
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 03:23 PM   #7
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I have this same problem. The camera has only been used on four shoots and the handle is pretty loose. I purchased it from EVSonline.com and they gave me the support phone number to call but I've been unable to get thru the voice mail system so far. I love this camera but the thought that I have to send a new camera back for factory service after only four shoots concerns me. I just sent an email to tech support so maybe I can make contact with someone that can tell me how/where to send it in for repair. I hope they will use tightlock or something on the screws to avoid this happening again. Any insight on how to get tech support response would be most appreciated.
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