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#1 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 08:47 PM

 

I feel like a god damn moron right now (more than usual).

 

I'm trying to sell a camera body (F3), caught a good offer, but it's going to be really awkward when they see a 3 foot SDI cable is mechanically glued to the outgoing port. Because of the plastic housing around the SDI port, it's very difficult to untwist the cable.

 

Just realized this today because I never have a need to take it out.

Has anyone else had this issue before? Should I get a fancy pair of pliers from Home Depot and go to town or would I risk damaging the port/cable?

 

Thank you.


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#2 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 11:25 PM

I would get a pair of needle nose pliers onto it..  obviously better to sacrifice the cable than the port.. :)


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#3 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 09:57 AM

So the spring loaded mechanism that locks the head is stuck? All you need is needle noise pliers, push on the ring and twist, it should come right off.
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#4 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:57 AM

Solved, yeah both of your points ended up being what I did. Made a thread in an attempt to avoid a $16 purchase of pliers.

 

Both the port and cable are still functional so I'm livin' the large life.


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#5 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:42 PM

excellent news sir.. your living the dream.. aint no one can stop you now.. ! 


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#6 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:56 PM

Then I'm $16 short on the budget for my first feature and proceed to jump off the Sears Tower


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