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Shutter button on Leica M4 doesn't work

I can't wind the camera as the lever is stuck and shutter curtain doesn't move

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Is there film in the camera, if so rewind the film and then test the empty camera, if your problem persists, service the camera.

Posted on Dec 21, 2013

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SOURCE: Film rapid shutter wind won't

The r series are notorious for inferior parts,first have a CLA done by a professional,and if a (clean,lubricate,adjustment) doesnt solve the problem then actual repairs will be necessary for repair by a qualified Leica Service Center

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