Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/02/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Can M3 viewfinder blackout be fixed at home?
From: Karen Nakamura <>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 12:41:03 -0600
References: <> <00a001c3fb02$64977620$5800a8c0@goldeneye>

>Hi LUGers
>I bumped my M3 coming off subway, viewfinder now black, the center patch is
>there, but rangefinder focus impossible, something blocking seeing thru.

One of the optics in the finder most probably came loose. It should 
be a simple repair by a technician, less than a $100. If you actually 
delaminated something it could be around $150-200.  If you dented the 
M3, more.  Sherry Kraueter or DAG should be able to do a good job on 

I wouldn't recommend doing it yourself. Just the tools to open up an 
M camera costs $200 and you risk ruining it completely.

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Karen Nakamura
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