Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/04/16

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Subject: [Leica] Re: M6 Scratching film resolution
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 15:05:16 -0700

Henry Ambrose obviously solved the problem the proper way. All the talk
about rubbing compound, crok-us cloth, sand paper, was a bit much. If your
camera is out of warranty, you can replace the pressure plate yourself. I
did on an M2. I simply ordered the part, when it arrived, I installed it.

And Bob's your uncle!


At 04:36 PM 4/16/99 -0500, you wrote:
>As many of you know, there's been a lot of communication lately about the 
>scratching of film in some recently purchased M6s. My camera was one of 
>them.  The scratches were on the back of the film and seemed to be caused 
>by the pressure plate.
>I just got my M6 back today from Leica USA and on first inspection it 
>appears that the pressure plate has been replaced. I did not receive any 
>written confirmation of this though. I may get some official paperwork to 
>document the repair. If I do I'll share it with you.
>The important part is that upon winding a roll of film through the camera 
>there are NO scratches! I'll have total confidence in the repair as soon 
>as I can run a few more rolls. 
>I'm quite pleased with the service I've received from Leica through my 
>local dealer. My camera was gone exactly 1 week and it came back fixed. 
>That's about all anyone can ask for. :)
>Henry Ambrose