Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/07/13

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Subject: Re: M-6 Meter battery
From: Thomas Kachadurian <>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 21:24:44 -0400


The M6 meter can be activated anytime the shutter is cocked, and it doesn't
take much. The slightest touch in a gadget bag and your get a dead battery.
Before you send it anywhere try this. Only put the camera away with the
shutter released, or with the shutter speed dial set to B, which turns off
the meter. After having the same experince you had, I have had the current
battery in my M6 for at least 50 rolls, probably more.


At 09:30 PM 7/11/97 GMT, you wrote:
>I recently bought a used, in mint condition, M-6.  After one roll the battery
>died.  The seller
>and I both thought that the battery was old and needed to be replaced
>I  had no problem
>with that.  I bought and installed a new battery and it died after 5
rolls!  So
>before I take it to the shop
>does anyone have any ideas about this?  My understanding is that the meter
>turns itself off in 10 seconds.
>Any know problems with M-6 batteries?  By the way, the meter was right while
>the batteries were working.