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The top plate of my M8 got bashed and now the RF is out of tune. Although it still focuses the vertical alignment is totally off and can't see what I am doing. I am thinking of removing the red dot and use a bent screwdriver to adjust it myself. Anybody here knows the name or the type of that screwdriver, I saw someone using it on YouTube but I can't find it if I don't its name.

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Not that simple- but not complicated either. The tool is not a bent srewdriver, but a little screwdriver (3 mm or so) with 9/10ths of its blade edge ground off for 0.7 mm.

Remove the red dot, apply a MINISCULE drop of Acetone to the locking glue to soften -not remove- it should not moisten any other part inside!

Use the tool to twist the little fork just behind the red dot.

However, if the camera has been bashed that hard, it might have shifted other parts inside, e.g. the sensor. And that is definitely not DIY.

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Got it. No problem with sensor or other parts inside. The camera still works fine. But is this screwdriver made specifically for Leica or for a more general use. I have no idea where to find it, does it have a name or something. Anyway, thanks Jaapv.

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More general use, but I can never remember the name of them.

However an e-Bay search for "U-shaped screwdriver" came up with the correct idea - not sure about size though.

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1 hour ago, Symeon said:

Got it. No problem with sensor or other parts inside. The camera still works fine. But is this screwdriver made specifically for Leica or for a more general use. I have no idea where to find it, does it have a name or something. Anyway, thanks Jaapv.

Just modify any small screwdriver. The "special tools" you find on ebay are vastly overpriced. This is a primitive hole-and-fork adjustment system.

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