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Subject: Re: [Leica] Removing shutter speed dial on R camera
From: Vick Ko <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 00:50:38 -0500
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 From T.Tomosy - pry off the dial number plate, and then you have access 
to a retaining ring.  The dial ring is attached by adhesive.

I've never done it myself, but any instructions that read like the above 
means "you will bend the part upon removal; install a new one when you 
re-assemble it".   This is fine if you are a Leitz repair facility, but 
a real pain if you are DIY.

Good luck


Martin Howard wrote:

> I've decided that rather than sell my R6, I should give it a good 
> spring cleaning (it hasn't been used in a while), and put it to use 
> instead taking pictures.
> One of the things that has gummed up from disuse is the meter mode 
> selector that sits under the shutter speed dial.  To get to it (and 
> the mechanism) I need to remove the shutter speed selector, but there 
> is no obvious way of doing this.  It stops at 1/1000 and at X 
> (opposite ends of the dial) but turning further (counterclockwise) 
> feels firm and does not suggest that it can be removed that way.
> I've been unable to locate a service manual for the R6 anywhere.  Does 
> anyone know how to remove the shutter speed dial off an R6?  Or, 
> better yet, have an R6 service manual they want to part with?

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