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I have recently bought a used Leica M10 Monochrom camera from a camera shop. It seems every time I pick up the camera to use the battery is dead. So yesterday I put a 100% charged battery in the camera, this morning I came to it and it had dropped 10% overnight. No it was not left switched on. My older M10 has never had a problem like this. As anyone else had the same issues? Or is it back to the camera shop? I am going to try a different battery to see if that makes any difference.

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Sounds more like a case of the battery not being able to hold charge rather than a camera fault.  

As it happens I had put a freshly charged one in my M10M a couple of days ago - just checked and it is still showing 100% (as one would expect, it not having been used in the meantime).

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18 hours ago, Keith (M) said:

Sounds more like a case of the battery not being able to hold charge rather than a camera fault.  

As it happens I had put a freshly charged one in my M10M a couple of days ago - just checked and it is still showing 100% (as one would expect, it not having been used in the meantime).

Good point Keith. Might be worth charging it up, check level in camera, leave out of camera overnight then put back in the camera to check the charge again.

John

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Thank you for your reply’s. Update this morning I put a older M10 battery 100% charged yesterday afternoon in the Leica M10 Monochrom, just now I have looked (11.15am) it is reading 90% charged, 8 am it was 95% charged. Yesterday I put the battery previously used in the M10 Monochrom which was at 80% charged after taking a few photos, into my M10, just looked and it was still 80% charged. I will do further testing.

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This morning 1.5 days after putting a 100% charged battery in the Leica M10 Monochrom it is now at 80% charged. The battery which was in the M10 Monochrom I removed yesterday at 80% charged, charged it up to 100% put it into my older M10, 17 hours later it still shows 100% charged. To me this indicates a fault with the Monochrom camera. I have spoken with the camera shop I bought it from, who say it is the battery but when I told them it was put into another camera and worked fine they wasn’t sure what to say. I have got to get back to them later with what I find after further testing. Perhaps the previous owner had this problem and that is why the camera was sold with 2 extra batteries.

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Strange. It sounds better with the different battery, but still discharging faster than I would expect. I think the reported charge level is a function of the battery rather than the camera, so maybe the one that came with the M10M is over-sensitive and is reporting a small difference as a big one. If the shop are saying that the battery is the problem, could you persuade them to swap for a different battery and see how it goes for a bit?

John

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That battery that came with the Monochrom is in my Leica M10 which on Monday was charged to 100% and still showing 100% today Wednesday even after taking a few photos. The battery that was in the M10 is in the Monochrom and today dropped to 60%. The Monochrom is going back to the camera shop.

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Sounds like a fault in that M10-M's circuitry. I'd have it checked at Leica. 

I put a freshly charged battery into mine yesterday. The camera read 100% yesterday just after I put it in, and again reads 100% this morning after sitting in the closet with the power switch turned off. Residual battery drain from the clock, etc, shouldn't drag the battery down for several days.

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Just to make sure I recharged a third battery to 100% and put it in the Monochrom last night at 11pm,  I looked at 8pm tonight and it had dropped to 95%. So I think it is conclusive the fault lays in the camera.

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