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Leica M5 Meter Won't Retract!
Old 12-06-2018   #1
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Leica M5 Meter Won't Retract!

Hey all, I just got my M5 back from a CLA to fix a shutter curtain issue and now the metering arm won't retract when firing the shutter! I got a whole roll that looks like this and I verified the problem by dry firing when the film loading door open. Needless to say I'm disappointed. I don't suppose any of you intrepid souls know of an easy DIY fix for such things. Thanks!
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Old 12-06-2018   #2
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I've had this happen to me, and it's the worst feeling to have an entire roll ruined like that. My meter arm will get stuck in the "up" position if I depress the shutter button multiple times when the shutter is un-cocked. Mine remains in the "up" position until I unmount the lens.

If you have a LTM-M adapter, you can test that it properly reset. The semaphore arm automatically retracts when you unmount lenses, and the LTM adapter tricks the camera into thinking there's still a lens attached.
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Old 12-06-2018   #3
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Hmm.

Who did the CLA?
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Old 12-06-2018   #4
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Hmm.

Who did the CLA?
A combination of KEH and Leica. KEH ensures their warranties, so I can send it back to them and get it fixed for free, but I'd also like it done right. Quite the conundrum.
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Sorry to hear !
never had that happen

Send it back asap... You mentioned KEH it has a warranty, but did Leica not give one for their work ?

Best of Luck with a prompt & efficient return
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I would chop off the arm of my cl since the metering cell is dead but yours is probably fine
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Send it to Sherry next time!
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Send it to Sherry next time!
I thought about it. I have never been able to get a hold of her. I have called and emailed multiple times, but never gotten a response. Is the contact information on her website correct?
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