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I just made a firmware upgrade on my less than 1y old and barely used M246 (I completely lost the mojo on the MM after having had to swap my MM to the inferior M246). Granted I use the LCD very, very little if at all (changing ISO, formatting SD cards and correcting the internal clock are pretty much the only times when I use the LCD). So I never noticed any issue with the LCD - I just never use it enough. When I started the firmware update procedure (firmware file on SD card, switching the camera on while holding the "info" button), I noticed a green colored surrounding on the LCD screen very similar in pattern to the often reported M8 LCD "coffee stain" issues. The "rectangle shifting image" while the firmware updated made this very obvious and I could not see this issue on the youtube videos you can find showing the firmware upgrade process. Well, my camera is a German model and I will not be able to show and ask about this until the next trip to Europe - any experience with broken M246 LCD screens is very welcome. And btw - the exposure compensation nonsense in the viewfinder is still there after the firmware update? Lets see if the camera at least can keep the time in sync better than an hour glass operated by a drunk sailor after the FW update (maybe the LCD is worn out by all that time setting to correct for the miserable time keeping)?
Hello everyone, I just bought a used ebay M8.2 and it has the coffe stain LCD issue in the center of the screen as explained in the forum (more visible when on a pale wall etc). Rest is working very well and of course pictures are not affected. I am new to Leica and I need advice. Would you keep the Camera with that defect and with no warranty? .. and no service for those LCDs.... The price was for 2400€ ($3100) the camera and a 50mm Summicron type 4 from 1981 + charger, 2 batteries & usb cable. Do you think it is still a good deal with the LCD issue? I love the camera...so I need advice to make a reasonable decission! I have 6 days to return it... so any advice will help! Thank you
Dear Colleagues After several happy years shooting film with my small R kit, I have just taken the plunge and bought an M8.2 as an alternative to my Nikon DSLR. I bought the camera from a Leica dealer (with 100% feedback) through eBay. It has about 7.500 actuations. The camera appears to work flawlessly and the one or two small cosmetic marks on the silver top plate align with his advertisement. However, the LCD exhibits what I have found out to be known as a 'coffee stain'. It is not very big nor is it very dark and indeed it almost disappears from some angles. The camera has a one year warranty. As I do not want to go through the hassle of packing up the camera, sending it back to the dealer and for him to send it to Solms, I am tempted simply to tell the dealer now in case the problem gets worse in the next 12 months. But is this the wrong idea? Will the stain get worse in the longer term, perhaps making the LCD screen unusable? Or can I indeed live with it? Advice gratefully received. Stephen