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Shutter does not open!!

Hi, there.
I have had a Leica R9 for 4 years of which it worked for 2 months before becoming a constant headaech.
I sent it to repair in Hongkong, in Mainland China and in Germany and every time it comes back (after several months sometimes) with the same probleme. I have found very bad service at Leica over the phone and somehow I feel I don't now what else to do... I have 5months before my warranty expires and I can't afford anymore to have this camera as a museum piece at home...

Could anybody address me on what to do? What would you do in my position?

Thank you so much!!

(Film photographer from Beijing)

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Re: Shutter does not open!!

The mirror mechanism is very delicate and sensitive even though it is powered by electronic circuit. as you know it has to open before the shutter and aperature.

my suggestion is to send it back for service and insist that they should do a good job. i think the agent in hk is ok, because i have been there many times.

send me some pic. eh!

good luck


Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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