Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/02/23

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Subject: [Leica] M8 Shutter Fault, Help!
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Sat Feb 23 03:50:59 2008


My intrepid M8 locked up this morning while I was shooting photos 
from a boat in southern India. No, I didn't drop it in the water!  I 
was using the 75/1.4 lens and when I pressed the shutter button, 
instead of going snkclk, the M8 just went snk and "Shutter Fault" 
showed up on the screen.  When I removed the lens, I could see that 
the bottom edge of the top blade of the shutter is stuck slightly 
behind the top edge of the second blade.  It looks like I could just 
flip the edge up and over and everything would be fine, but my 
business manager insists that I write to the LUG for advice before I 
touch anything inside the M8.  I'm used to making repairs on my film 
M's but haven't attempted much inside the digital ones.  We have four 
more days in India and I'd hate not to have my M8 for Mumbai.

Has anybody seen this fault and fixed it?  TIA for any advice.


Tina Manley 

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