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Tourist
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3 way mount tripod cap

I bought the 3 way mount yesterday> i removed the "hidden" tripod from the handle and am trying to get the cap off but it just won't come off. I've turned and twisted it with all my might and my husband (much stronger than me) has tried it too. The cap will just not come off. Has anyone else faced this problem ?. 


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Hiker
Posts: 66

Re: 3 way mount tripod cap

the easier way is to:

 

  1. Open the bottom of grip.
  2. Lock it back in but now with tripod outside the grip.
  3. Pull the tripod out while the screw is locked into the grip

I find it easier because you require less force to pull it out this way.

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GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,861

Re: 3 way mount tripod cap

@fireytree47517 - Don't twist it. Pull it. Grab it by the threads with one hand and by the legs with the other, and it should pull apart easily.

 

Together...

2016-10-10 11.44.10.jpg

 

Separated:

2016-10-10 11.44.29.jpg

 

Thanks,

Jeff

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: 3 way mount tripod cap

I know this is an old message thread but I'm having the same issue. I did what Jeff said from his response, I tried to pull the cap off of the tripod by holding the thread in one hand and the legs on the other. It just wouldn't detach. Are all tripod mount that comes with the 3-way mount have detachable caps?

GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,861

Re: 3 way mount tripod cap

@sykeness - Yes, they should - otherwise you can't mount your camera to it! If you look at the square-ish base of the cap, you can see two sides have cutouts and two sides don't. The ones with cutouts are the ones with the notch that holds to the cap on. Focus on loosening those up if you can (without breaking them off).

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Hiker
Posts: 124

Re: 3 way mount tripod cap

Didn't even know that it did that Smiley Surprised

 

Yes, cap pulled off easily to reveal the camera mount.

Hiker
Posts: 66

Re: 3 way mount tripod cap

the easier way is to:

 

  1. Open the bottom of grip.
  2. Lock it back in but now with tripod outside the grip.
  3. Pull the tripod out while the screw is locked into the grip

I find it easier because you require less force to pull it out this way.

GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,861

Re: 3 way mount tripod cap

@stalkhold - If you have a minute, you might shoot a quick video with this tip and the one about replacing the screw on your 3-Way and then post it to our Tips & Tricks challenge in the Showcase section: https://community.gopro.com/t5/20170224-TipsAndTricks/idb-p/20170224

 

I think these are great tips to share and can be very visual.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

Hiker
Posts: 66

Re: 3 way mount tripod cap

I can definitely do that over the weekend. Thanks for the tip @jefft