Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/13

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Subject: [Leica] Re: R6 motor question
From: George Huczek <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 19:20:43 -0600

At 05:41 AM 14/01/99 +1100, Andrew Nemeth wrote:
>George Huczek <> wrote:
>> I checked the batteries in the motor drive with 
>> a voltmeter.  The polarity on three of the batteries 
>> had reversed.
>Strongly recommend you use AA Lithiums in future. 
>> Can someone tell me why the camera no longer 
>> functions at all when the batteries in the motor 
>> drive go dead?  It is quite an alarming experience
>> to have a mechanical camera stop operating like this.
>The R's were designed to bypass the camera battery if
>a winder/drive was attatched.  So if there is no juice
>coming from the W/D, then you're out of juice period. :^(
Exactly what I needed to know.  Thank you.