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Old Apr 28, 2011, 2:43 PM   #1
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Default Threads Broke on Kodak Zi8

Some genius forced the Kodak Zi8 off the tripod without pushing the release button and tore the threads in the camera.

I wish Kodak made the threads with a harder material other than plastic!

Any ideas on how to fix this?
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 7:58 PM   #2
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Best thing might be to bring the camera and tripod to a hardware store to ask for a threaded insert or a Heli-Coil type device. Having the camera and tripod with you will allow getting the right size and possibly some advice on applying the insert.
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 2:53 PM   #3
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a close up shot will help.

here will be a solution. gorilla glue a new peice on if it means te tripod, or a extention with the tripod screw and hole.

one can open it but will not be able to replace it.
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Old Jun 19, 2011, 1:24 PM   #4
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This is very good information for a variety of things, thanks for the question and suggestions!!!!!
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Old Jun 19, 2011, 6:23 PM   #5
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G'day Cree

Firstly the international standard for a tripod thread is "1/4 inch BSW" [some, not many, very large cameras use 3/8 inch BSW]

While the helicoil is a great idea, the depth of camera base may not be enough to make it work
Another option might me to get your local handy / hobby shop to get a piece of 1/4" thick aluminium cut to profile the camera, get them to thread it to 1/4"BSW and glue it to the camera, thus making a new solid base & tripod thread for you

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