Repair Manual

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by tony_brookes|5, Dec 19, 2001.

  1. Can anyone please tell me the name of a repair manual for screw mount Leicas. I remember seeing one in the 1980s which went up to the IIIG and I think it was a copy of a genuine factory Leica repair manual. I have also seen a manual which shows all the steps for dismantling and repairing a screwmount camera which I think was written by a hobby repairer. Does anyone know thier titles or where I might find a copy.

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    I should appreciate any information.
     
  2. try this http://www.camerabooks.com/acb/showprod.cfm?
    &DID=15&User_ID=51141&st=9607&st2=42326382&st3=85204325&CATID=1&Object
    Group_ID=
     
  3. Oops, sorry that didn't quite cut it. Try camerabooks.com and head
    for the Leica section, nice selection there.
     
  4. The manuals are great fun for seeing how things work and doing
    minor adjustments BUT I would not do any major work on a
    Leica without one other thing: experience. I can give you a repair
    manual for your car but that will not make you a mechanic. Nor
    does the possession of a Leica repair manual make you a Leica
    repair tech. There is a good deal of information that is not in the
    repair manuals, information that can only be learned by working
    with an experienced repair tech or by putting in years of work
    making many mistakes. How many proceedures have you start
    by unbolting this or unscrewing that. What you will not know is
    that, after forty years, perhaps it will only come apart with very
    special care. Be careful, a little knowledge can be a dangerouis
    thing.
     
  5. John thanks for your wise comments. I wasn't really intending to get
    to work servicing or repairing a leica but if a cheap broken one
    came along I rather fancy having a go. I know well the years of
    experience that goes into repairs of such objects not least the
    special tools and micrometers . colimation, etc needed. Also I know
    the best Leica repair man in the business and I could never get near
    his skill level. No it was just that I'd like to see how the
    internals all connect and operate other than just by drawings. I have
    repaired the odd clock and camera in an amateur way.
     
  6. John thanks for your wise comments. I wasn't really intending to get
    to work servicing or repairing a leica but if a cheap broken one
    came along I rather fancy opening it up. I know well the years of
    experience that goes into repairs of such objects not least the
    special tools etc. needed. Also I know the best Leica repair man in
    the business and I could never get near his skill level. No it was
    just that I'd like to see how the internals all connect and operate
    other than just by drawings. I have repaired the odd clock and camera
    in an amateur way.
     

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