i was one of the lucky ones who had an M8 that seemed to be fixable by taking the battery out when i mistakenly turned to Continuous whilst in Discreet.
until a fairly spectacular fall, on my way to catch the last lighting up of the Eiffel Tower as a resident in Paris... it didn't matter that i had walked that path a thousand times, i missed the step in the emotion of the moment.
after a nice little cry assessing my physical damages, i tried the camera and it worked fine... but then, i did the dreaded: i mistakenly switched it onto Continuous.
Err in the viewfinder window, Shutter Fault on the screen.
i never upgraded my camera to the silent shutter, despite it being an important factor to me and the fact that i always shoot in Discreet, because i am saving for an M9. so no, no warranty.
does anyone know what Leica charges to fix a regular shutter?
i refuse to pay 1200 to get the silent one and am, unfortunately, out of Paris and my normal support (i suspect my M8 may be a secret snob and decided to boycott the move).