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Help Please............ Pocket Wizard II
Serafin Martinez, Photographer
Carolina | PR | | Posted: 11:54 PM on 05.20.09
->> My Pocket Wizard was hit by Basket Ball and the hot shoe broke has anyone had this problem, it still functions, is this covered by warranty, if not does anyone know how can adapt a foot pedal or any other adapter.
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Corey Perrine, Photographer
Hudson | NH | USA | Posted: 12:12 AM on 05.21.09
->> Same thing happened to me but it was a basketball player that ran into me. I think it was about 40 bucks.

Maureen Pidgeon
Production / Repair Manager
(802) 658-0038 Ext 214
LPA Design
41 IDX Drive, Suite 265
South Burlington, Vt 05403
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Kevin Krows, Photographer
Forsyth | IL | USA | Posted: 8:53 AM on 05.21.09
->> I don't think they are that expensive. Suggest you buy 3 so you have some spares. It's bound to happen again so a spares are a good idea and the shipping costs for 1 or 3 are about the same.

I don't even need help from a basketball or baseball to break a foot on a PW. I seem to manage breaking them pretty well by bumping my camera against my hip and snapping them off. They are designed to break to avoid damage to a camera hotshooe.

Also, very easy to replace these.
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George Bridges, Photographer, Photo Editor
Washington | DC | USA | Posted: 9:11 AM on 05.21.09
->> Search these boards. There are lots of entries on where to order and how to replace the feet on PW units. Pretty cheap and simple to do.
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 12:17 PM on 05.21.09
->> Impact damage is generally not covered under warranty.

Damage to gear like this is just another COB and can't be avoided completely.
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Matt Kartozian, Photographer
Scottsdale | AZ | USA | Posted: 12:25 PM on 05.21.09
->> The feet have broken on my a couple of times as well. As I recall they are about $8. Easy to change out, takes 2-3 minutes and a screwdriver.
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Serafin Martinez, Photographer
Carolina | PR | | Posted: 5:11 PM on 05.21.09
->> Matt and George you talk about replacing the feet on the PW but my unit is the PW Plus II and its a one piece unit no screws on the bottom. Thanks to all others for the info.
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Louis Lopez, Photographer
Fontana | CA | USA | Posted: 5:37 PM on 05.21.09
->> The unit comes apart by unscrewing the body of the unit, like splitting it in two halves. The foot then slides out and you place the new foot in and reset the contacts into the foot. very easy to replace. I replaced three last summer and they were five dollars each.
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Serafin Martinez, Photographer
Carolina | PR | | Posted: 6:04 PM on 05.22.09
->> Thanks Louis for the info,can you provide me company info were you ordered them, Thanks in advance.
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Louis Lopez, Photographer
Fontana | CA | USA | Posted: 3:20 AM on 05.23.09
->> this link is a photo of the guts of the wizards, you can see at the bottom how the foot piece is placed in.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9277718@N08/1232102429/

contact them here and they will get back with you on what you need.
http://www.pocketwizard.com/contact/inquiry/
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