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No picture thru viewfinder or monitor

I have a black screen on viewfinder or monitor. The battery is charged. I moved several months ago and did not use the camera since the move. When I got it out the on/off button was in the on position.

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  • Kayee Feb 19, 2008

    I have the same problem. Good battery...everything else works but I can't see through the viewfinder. I've looked through the manual etc. It just suddenly wasn't working I'm not sure what else I should dol

  • quinn44 Mar 02, 2008

    Same thing here. I just went to shoot my portfolio after the camera has sat idle for about 4 months and the screen/EVF is blank. I can hear the lens working when I use autofocus, and I can see the icons on the screen...just nothing through the lens.

    Anyone find anything out about this problem? Seems like a common one, unfortunately.

  • Sallysusan Mar 29, 2008

    Same thing. No picture on the screen. Just black or sometime some stripe and ghost picture. Any solution for this ? Im in NY and maybe need the closest repair store.



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Okay, I have found the solution (along with Megant, it appears.) It is definitely a dead sensor issue. I contacted Leica via email ( and received a response from JoAnn Scott, a Leica customer service manager ( stating that the sensor issue is a common one and is covered under an extended warranty. I shipped my Digilux 2 to this address:
Leica Camera Inc. / Customer Service Manager
Re: Dead Sensor Repair
1 Pearl Court, Unit A / Allendale, NJ 07401 / USA

and within 2 weeks received a repair ticket from Leica, identifying the issue and indicating a zero balance for the repair. A follow up with JoAnn revealed that the turnaround time on the repair would be 4 to 6 weeks. The most expensive part of this whole deal was the 18 dollars I spent insuring the camera when I sent it back via the USPS.

Hope this helps. 

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My digilux has the same problem. i just called Leica and they immediately knew what i was talking about and said that it was like the "CCD" burned out. after i had asked if this was a defect, she said he has yet to be determined, but to send it in and they will repair it for free. send in camera with a letter.
sounds scary but i guess i'll try! wish me luck.

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I guess something is burned out - no repair is likely to be economical. Recharge the battery to see if it will kick into life or get a new battery to be sure.

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