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Sunshade won't lock

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jaymst, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. jaymst

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    I just got 3dr sunshade & when I use with Samsung S7 Edge ... it will not stay up .. too heavy ... I tightened as much as possible & it will not stay up .. any ideas? Maybe something to put on the plastic ball to help get tight ...
     
  2. Maddog

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    I had the same problem- no way to get the ball system tight enough without breaking the retaining ring.
    I ended up replacing with a hinge. Attached the upper hinge using VHB tape.
     
  3. RichWest

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    You could place a small piece of masking tape or painters tape in the ball receiver to tighten it up more. A vinyl tape or electrical tape could work, but maybe too sticky. Trial and error.

    Nice solution MD, you could hold a laptop with that build.
     
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  4. Solo_Maverick

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    Strange. I got the bigger sunshade for use with tablets and the support works fine. No problems at all.
    I noticed, however, that I have to tighten it really well.
     
  5. Maddog

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    Rich, I tried the tape thing- didn't work. I ended up cracking the retaining ring thingy.:(
     
  6. RichWest

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    Well you're a mad dog...;)
     
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    I found that by having the spring loaded arm on the mount at the bottom helped. When I had it at the top the balance wasn't as good. That is with an iPad mini 4
     
  8. banjopad

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    Get the thing where you like it and glue it.