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Hi Guys,

 

I've been using my M6 TTL without an issue for sometime and then I left it dormant for around a year when I left the country...

 

Now the meter wont work

, the M6 would work fine and still take pictures if exposed correctly with an external light meter, but the mechanism now would not turn on. 

 

I'm based in NYC and have sent it to the Leica repair and they sent it back saying that they can't fix it because they "no longer have the parts", I contact Sherry Krauter and she said that she gets her parts from Leica, so if they don't have it, she won't either.

 

So really now I'm just asking for help!

 

Thanks!

 

H

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Do get fresh batteries (silver oxide SR44 or 357) and clean the battery contacts properly to test (you may already have done this ...)

 

Sometimes it really is something this simple with basic electronics (he writes somewhat hopefully)

 

Good luck!

 

J

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Or **wind** the camera, to activate the meter.  But I'm sure that if you've gone as far as shipping it, then you, or the folks at Leica, have checked this.

 

Sorry to hear this.

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An option may be to try and find a fully functioning M6 on eBay and use it to salvage parts. You can find them for quite low prices if they are beaten up externally and you also have a source of spares for later failures of other electronics. It depends on what you are prepared to spend on the repair.

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There would be no point sending it to Germany .... I sent my  M6 TTL to them with a meter problem and they responded by telling me that they could not  repair it because the components were no longer available......... It was very disappointing at the time, but I bought a hand held meter and still use the camera

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