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How do I detach a Manfrotto 322 RC2 head from a tripod? Do you know where to get instructions?
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This page has many suggestions for removing the head of a Manfrotto:

https://www.ephotozine.com/forums/topic/manfrotto-head-stuck-on-tripod-61381

and the one that seems to have worked involved putting a drill bit in a certain place and tapping it.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I was asking for regular instructions. I already found that site before you.
Camera and Video Technician: Russell H., Service Tech replied 2 years ago

I regret that I have no further info to offer on this subject, and with apologies, I have Opted Out in favor of a better-experienced Expert on this specialty matter.

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Camera and Video Technician: Rick, Camera and Video Technician replied 2 years ago
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The tripod head simply screws onto the base plate and is held in place by set screws you need to loosen from the under side of the base plate.

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Camera and Video Technician: Rick, Camera and Video Technician replied 2 years ago

Just a note to see if I can be of any further assistance?

Rick

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Is there any other way to get the head off the tripod and can you find directions.
Camera and Video Technician: Rick, Camera and Video Technician replied 2 years ago

Unfortunately, Manfrotto does not have instructions on how to remove the tripod head. On all of the tripods I've changed the heads on simply unscrew from the base plate once the set- screws are loosened from the bottom of the base plate. Have you looked at the underside of the base plate for the set-screws?

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