Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/09/01

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Subject: [Leica] Unreliable M6TTL electronics
From: "Erik van der Meulen" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 10:59:34 +0200 (CEST)

Dear Group -

My M6TTL is giving me a bit of a headache lately. The problem is this; my light
meter occasionally refuses to operate! It is a strange thing, particularly when it
has been switched off and stored for a little while, it will occasionally not light
up when I want to shoot. After some time of trying, fiddling with the batteries,
praying and swearing, it might just decide to work again. I have also experienced a
situation where it would come on after pressing the release button for about 10
Once it is back to working, I can usually use it without a problem for the rest of
the day.

I have done the obvious like: getting fresh cells, cleaning all contacts, bending
the inside contact which puts pressure on the batteries and all. I am beginning to
get the feeling that this is not a 'bad contact' issue, but that my electronics are
flaky. Wondering is anyone has experienced similar behaviour and maybe even some
hints about possible causes/solutions.

In the mean time I have found the excuse to go and get me a Digisix. Have wanted to
play with that for some time anyway ;-)


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