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Bogen 3265/Manfrotto 222 disassembly and ball cleaning.



This is the Bogen 3265/ Manfrotto 222


You start off by removing the 4 screws that hold the two half's together with an Alan wrench.


After you have removed the screws you will need to pry the 2 casings  apart with a flat head screwdriver anything flat that will not damage your head will work. NOTE Be sure to hold onto the plunger (See photo right hand holding on to plunger) If not held onto the plunger spring will shoot out very fast.


Here is what it should look after you have removed the casings.

The plunger and spring will come out easily the other pieces could give you a little trouble. (See next step)

The handle will more then likely fall out when you start to pry apart be careful not to lose the little golden stopper.

STEP 5-1

To Remove the tension wheel and spring place hand over spring if it has tension on the spring it will shoot out.  Get flat head screwdriver and slow pry off shouldn't be that difficult. (See next step) 

STEP 5-2

After we have removed the tension wheel and spring the other parts should lift out with ease.

STEP 5-3

Here we have all the parts of one the one side laid out.

STEP 5-4

When cleaning the ball DO NOT clean the silver piece on the right only clean the ball and its casing only


STEP 6-1

When cleaning be sure to get into casing with wipe clean thoroughly.

STEP 6-2

Do the same with ball


Notice how this nut is positioned when reassembled it will need to look just like this if not the head will not work right.

After it is positioned correctly test head by pulling on bottom if it moves you will need to tighten this nut slightly with a small Alan wrench.


For reassembly just follow the steps back being careful to make sure you have every piece back in place and the tension screw is facing the right way. I have found if when you need something to hold the Plunger and spring in the casing a non-elastic cloth wrapped around the casing to keep the plunger form shooting across the room is very helpful. 


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