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Leica M6 Battery Problem

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Hi, I'm new here and I created my account because I desperately need help with this and would be grateful for any help


I've been using my M6 for some time now and everything has been functioning perfectly


However, when I bought some new batteries for it, the light meter would stop working, while if I put the old batteries back in, everything would work again.


 


The batteries I have tested include, LR44 alkaline battery from energizer, and a CR-1/3N lithium battery. If anyone has any idea what the problem could be, and if there are any possible fixes, it would be greatly appreciated.


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The contact spring can become flattened. Try pulling it out a little bit. Carefully!

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Not on a battery tester, though I tested them in my friend's Nikon F3 and they just fine

 

Working in another Camera isn't a real test though, as devices react differently to low voltage.  A lot of batteries in stores are not "new"

so unless you know for a fact that the ones you bought are indeed new then I would trust them.

 

Have you measured the thickness of the cells? Like Jaap said correcting the spring might then get it to work.

 

A cheap multimeter is a good thing to have on hand.  I buy my batteries at http://www.thebatterysupplier.com/  where they (mostly) tell you

the date of expiration of their products, and if they just got them in store.

 

Just my 2 cents worth

 

Preben

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Not on a battery tester, though I tested them in my friend's Nikon F3 and they just fine

Did the finder illumination work in the F3?

Only measuring and LCD might not need same amound of energy like LEDs in M6.

Get some new batterys & try again.

Thomas

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I've tried pulling out the contact spring, and as for the testing the battery, I've bought dozens of LR44 batteries to try but none of them work. Even buying the exact same brand of battery that is in the camera now doesn't work. It seems only the batteries that are currently in the camera would work.

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Hello Kierankkmx,

 

Welcome to the Forum.

 

Is it possible that the older batteries are silver oxide batteries?

 

Sometimes some devices that run well on silver oxide batteries don't run that well, or sometimes don't run at all, on alkaline batteries of the same general specifications.

 

Best Regards,

 

Michael

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