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    M9 Sensor issue. Anyone seen this before?

    Hello All-
    I am currently in Kigali, Rwanda on a shoot and have been having intermittent issues with my M9. In random images- shooting Raw and JPEG at the same time, I get a top left quadrant of inverted colors. I will try to post a sample image. After a few (6-10) images, the problem goes away. Anyone seen this? Any advice?
    Thanks in advance!
    ~Adam Bettcher
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    Re: M9 Sensor issue. Anyone seen this before?

    Not sure if this would be of much help, Adam.

    Try to clean the SD card slot (dust blower) and keep the contacts of your SD cards clean.

    It is terrible when equipment fails, especially while far away and in most interesting places.

    Good luck!

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    Re: M9 Sensor issue. Anyone seen this before?

    That is bizarre! It looks digital-electronics in origin.

    1) does it happen in both the RAW and JPEG image?

    2) does it happen when you shoot in RAW only or JPEG only?

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    Re: M9 Sensor issue. Anyone seen this before?

    If it's sporadic it's probably the SD card. If it's highly repeatable it's unfortunately probably the camera. (Like a bad buffer RAM chip.)

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    Re: M9 Sensor issue. Anyone seen this before?

    Last time I saw a file like that it was a bad cf card. Perhaps your sd card is bad.

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    Re: M9 Sensor issue. Anyone seen this before?

    If it had affected half the image split down the middle I would have said the sensor or processor, but as it is a quarter of the image I think it could well be the card. Do the obvious things, clean the contacts, make sure it is formatted in the camera, and keep an eye on the DNG/JPEG combinations when it happens just to see if there is a link. If the card is more than three or four years old get a new one.

    Steve

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    Re: M9 Sensor issue. Anyone seen this before?

    Some sd card are not compatible with some leica program, make sure you have the latest
    firmware version or try a new sd card.

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    Re: M9 Sensor issue. Anyone seen this before?

    Camera is headed to Leica for a thorough check and repair. Ugh!

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    Re: M9 Sensor issue. Anyone seen this before?

    Just got my M9 back from Leica USA. Complete CCD/circuit board replacement along with replacement black vulcanite. I'll keep the thread updated on the long term durability of the repair. Hats off to Carmen at Leica USA repair! Thanks for helping a pro out of a bind!

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