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Cleaning the finder of the M10 is a matter of minutes.

The cover is retained by two screws. Remove the bottom plate and look the bottom of he camera. The first screw is very apparent, it’s on the side opposite to the battery. To find the second screw, remove the battery and look.

both screws are Torx 6

Pull up carefully the top plate (just a little, do not disconnect the wiring) and blow in with the air blower 

check that the soft rubber gasket is flat to the body, than close again the top plate

This takes not more than 5 minutes.

 

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Cleaning film M camera is more complex than M10 (and the other digital M) because to remove the advance lever, a special clamp is required.

If you haven’t it, you must send the camera to a specialist.

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Dust in the viewfinder itself would not botter me too much. If it is just on the glass I can just clean it.

But somehow just recently dust seems to have found its way into the camera, in particular there is dust on the framelines itself. Meaning, some of the framelines are not completely visible, there are dust spots hiding parts of the illuminated part. First time this ever happened with any leica. Not sure how the dust got there as I always change lenses in a clean room with camera facing down. However nonetheless there appears also to be some sensor dust. I am not touching the sensor, so I guess should bring it to a shop for them to do it, or have leica do it if they remove the dust in the viewfinder also.

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Why make a simple work complex? You may remove the eye piece rubber and find three tiny screws. Just unscrew all these screws and use a plastic pry tools to lift up the finder a little bit and blow. No need to completely remove the finder. The finder is stuck by something like double side tape and with little bit hard in the first time but simple.

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Why make a simple work complex? You may remove the eye piece rubber and find three tiny screws. Just unscrew all these screws and use a plastic pry tools to lift up the finder a little bit and blow. No need to completely remove the finder. The finder is stuck by something like double side tape and with little bit hard in the first time but simple.

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