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Leica disto d3

My Leica Disto D3 is using the batteries much more quickly than it used to, and the unit will not always turn on. It turns on by removing one battery and then reinstalling the battery. It then works normally (the distance button is the same as the power button) until it cycles off to save power. I have to pull the battery out and reinsert it again. With fresh batteries it works normally, but instead of going all day on a fresh set, it wears them out in an hour or so. I've used this unit for several years, and in general, it has been quite dependable, until now.

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    Neil Blanchard Jan 03, 2014

    The only other possible clue is that the unit took a knock that slightly cracked the screen a few weeks ago, but I had used it for several full days of work since that happened, and only now is it chewing through batteries.

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    Neil Blanchard Jan 03, 2014

    D'oh - no paragraphs allowed I guess? I have now purchased a Bosch GLM 100 C which is very similar to the D3 but it has Bluetooth in addition. The Bosch also has built-in rechargable lithium batteries. :-) But, it does not pair correctly to function with my new RedStick SiteCAD, running on a HTC One Android phone. :-(

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SOURCE: leica disto A3 button broke

Mike,
Leica does not sell replacement keypads, if the unit is less than 2 years old they will cover it under warranty. Contact the dealer you bought it from and they can handle the warranty exchange. If it is over two years old, it is out of warranty, but they offer a "repair" option, which will replace your damaged A3 with a new D3 for about $215. If you bought it from a reputable dealer, you shouldn't have any problem.
Hope this helps,
Greg DeTray
www.distagage.com

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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