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Leica Digilux 2

The electronic viewfinder of my camera is on the fritz. It sees the world in purple and with squiggly lines. It's similar to how a scrambled tv station looks. I'm assuming something was loosened during my travels with the camera, but really I have no idea. I'm interested in finding out if folks have suggestions of what it could be or have fixed similar issues and could offer an estimate. I bought the camera from B&H several years ago, so I don't have a warranty. I don't know if I should take it to a Leica dealer, or if anyone who fixes cameras can look at it.

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Thanks for the response! I actually sent my camera in a month ago and they promised to fix it for free...although it's a 4 month turn-around time. Still, better than buying a new camera!

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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Defective sensor.
Leica replaces it free of charge, even out of warranty.

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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The same problem, no idea how to fix it.

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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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