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The camera is in Leica's service program. AFAIK the only unavailable part is the sensor. Mine is getting a new LCD right now.

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IIRC it's in the service menu (or maintenance menu?)

You access it by entering the following sequence:

Delete once

up twice

down four times

left three times

right three times

info once

 

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Shutters don’t wear down but tend to fail catastrophically. Sometimes through a piece of grit, sometimes without apparent reason. The shutter count has little relevance in this context. Expected shutter life of the M is 150.000 actuations. 

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12 minutes ago, jaapv said:

Shutters don’t wear down but tend to fail catastrophically. Sometimes through a piece of grit, sometimes without apparent reason. The shutter count has little relevance in this context. Expected shutter life of the M is 150.000 actuations. 

Nikon and Canon's pro DSLRs are rated at higher shutter actuation life expectancies; apparently that is not something to lose much sleep over:   https://improvephotography.com/46433/long-dslr-last/

This thread makes me wonder what Wetzlar charges for an M camera shutter replacement surgery; does anyone know?

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On an optimistic note: There may not be a need to replace the shutter. It happens from time to time that the nylon actuator "finger" gets stuck. The technician only has to give it a nudge, maybe apply a minuscule drop of lubricant and all is well again.

 

This is the M8 Anatomy thread, but the M9 internals are quite similar.

However, if the shutter itself must be replaced, it is another story. Although the part costs less than 200 Euro, the camera has to be completely dismantled, which is not cheap. I would guess that a price of 750-1000 Euro including VAT (Guess!!) would be a realistic expectation.

 

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22 hours ago, jaapv said:

The camera is in Leica's service program. AFAIK the only unavailable part is the sensor. Mine is getting a new LCD right now.

How much is that costing?

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3 hours ago, pedaes said:

Hopefully exactly as they would you (and anyone else)! 

But apparently not.. as Jaapv said in the other thread, they gave a price, he said ‘what how much’ so they made him a new price...

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29 minutes ago, Adam Bonn said:

But apparently not.. as Jaapv said in the other thread, they gave a price, he said ‘what how much’ so they made him a new price...

The question is what Jaap paid relative to original quote, not revised quote he challenged.

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On 5/9/2021 at 12:19 PM, pedaes said:

Hopefully exactly as they would you (and anyone else)! 

Which is precisely the case. They took the service history of the camera into account which made some work superfluous. 

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