"Frozen" Boom Arm

Discussion in 'Lighting Equipment' started by matt_haber|1, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. My Bogen boom arm recently froze and will no longer move up and down (turning still works). I don't know what caused the problem, as it happened when it was on loan (grrr). I have not been able to figure out how to even take it apart to diagnose the problem, and Google has not been my friend!
    Any suggestions as to next steps?
  2. Spray with CRC and leave for awhile?
  3. I used the mechanical engineer's solution--get a bigger hammer!
    I spent some more time unsuccessfully trying to take it apart. Then I realized that the head end had been left at the extreme end of its range of motion. I decided that a small bump may have caused it to go beyond its limit, so I hit it gently with a hammer, thinking that might push the gears back into the right position. That worked!
    JC Uknz--thanks for the suggestion. Not sure where I would have sprayed, as I didn't know (initially, without taking it apart) where it was frozen.

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