Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/01/14

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Subject: [Leica] M3 needs tune up
From: johnfranchi at (john franchi)
Date: Mon Jan 14 17:46:41 2008
References: <BAY101-W295E8E2287109E2ACC07ABE470@phx.gbl> <>

Hi I have just joined - looks like an excellent group
This may not be appropriate to ask but I have a two stroke M3 which could 
use a refurb(how much i am not sure - curtin loose))
so searching for reasonable reputable places/people
suggestions welcome
John <html><div><FONT color=#3366ff>John</FONT></div></html>> Date: Mon, 14 
Jan 2008 20:23:29 -0500> From:> To:> Subject: Re: [Leica] FW: Leica M8 warning> > Oh crap, I 
was afraid that you had meant "the lugs themselves had fallen > off".> > On 
a Leica classical M, these lugs are rivets, and held by actually > deforming 
the lugs like a rivet. On a classical Nikon F, they are held > by set 
screws.> > On a Leica M, I've rarely seen them loose, although I have seen 
them loose.> > On an electronic camera like the M8, I shudder to think what 
is > happening with three metal screws bouncing around. Eventually, wouldn't 
> they touch something that they aren't supposed to, and fry the > 
electronics? I would think a trip to NJ or Solms is in order.> > ...Vick> > 
> > Neil Miller wrote:> > Sorry, I should have posted this.> >> > Neil> >> 
>> > ----------------------------------------> > > >> Len, The strap was not 
the problem. The two screws that hold the metal lug to the camera from the 
inside of the body came loose! It appears that loctite was not applied when 
the camera was assembled. There are two or three screws bouncing around 
inside the camera. Two from the side that came off and possibly one from the 
other lug that is also loose. I had one of the half cases on the camera so 
it was not easy to see something was loose.> >>> >> Neil> >>> >> Neil A. 
Miller> >> Phoenix, Arizona> >> Email:> >> Website:> > 
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