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Leica Disto A5 does not measure with the main button, but it does measure with the timer

I have a Leica Disto A5. The On button turns it on, but does not run the laser. With the timer button I can measure... It's not because of the battery. any ideas? Thanks a lot

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It's possible that the main button may be malfunctioning or broken, which is preventing it from activating the laser. Here are a few troubleshooting steps you can try:

  1. Ensure that the laser is not obstructed or dirty. Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe the lens clean.
  2. Check the battery contacts and make sure they are clean and properly aligned. You can clean the contacts with a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol.
  3. Try resetting the device by removing the batteries for a few minutes and then reinserting them.
  4. Check the user manual or manufacturer's website for any firmware updates that may address the issue.
If none of these steps work, it may be necessary to send the device in for repairs or contact Leica customer support for further assistance.

Posted on Feb 15, 2023

Testimonial: "Thanks for your answer. Leica service told me they don't service this device. The solution is to buy another one, which in a few years will also no longer have support... bad business for the client. It is not a problem with the batteries or its contacts, nor the lens or the laser, because with the Timer it works well. I had already tried the battery drain and it didn't work either. I have not found firmware update..."


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