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Old August 30th, 2010, 06:59 AM   #1
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how can I tighten accessory shoe?

Hi there,
I notice the accessory shoe on top of the EX-1's built-in mic is just a bit loose, and I'd love to tighten it, but I can see how to do this.
Does anyone know how this might be done? Or is it something only someone at a Sony shop can do?
thanks, Malcolm
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Old August 30th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #2
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Take a tiny flat bladed screwdriver and carefully stick it under the lip of the rolled over end of the stainless steel plate that is inside the "shoe" it should overcome the lip that is holding it in place and just slide out the stainless steel bit. You should see the exposed screws at this point. You will need a small, quite small, phillips screwdriver to tighten them up. Make sure they are good and snug but don't overtighten them, as you could strips the threads inside the camera. Put metal plate back in and you are good to go.

I tightened mine up after a year of use. They were both loosey goosey. Once tightened they haven't been a problem since. Quite a few others have reported the same thing.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 07:26 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for this Andrew.
So glad to know I can do it myself. It's not about to fall off, but the fact that it isn't tight bugs me, and it will feel good to tighten it up. I'm on a shoot now, and don't have the right screwdriver, but I'll do it as soon as I get home.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 02:04 AM   #4
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Use a bit of blue Loctite on the threads. That will keep them from backing out again.
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