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    Dead PIxels?

    Ive used my M9 for a few years now... but just noticed this line of pixels in the left side.

    Just wanted to confirm with you all --- is this a sensor issue that can be fixed?

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    Re: Dead PIxels?

    Quote Originally Posted by edmund View Post
    Ive used my M9 for a few years now... but just noticed this line of pixels in the left side.

    Just wanted to confirm with you all --- is this a sensor issue that can be fixed?

    The photo is a 1:1 zoom.

    Thank you all!Click image for larger version. 

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    The sensor needs to be replaced but Leica may have a way to do a software manipulation and hide the line doing an average from surrounding pixels. Pro medium format cameras have that possibility.

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    Re: Dead PIxels?

    That is probably a dead pixel causing the line.

    I had one like that on a S2 CCD sensor and I sent a RAW file to Leica and they mapped a correction, sent me a Firmware update to install. Took 5 minutes and it was gone.

    I think even new sensors are mapped for any dead pixels.

    Unless the sensor is corroded (which is a different issue), I doubt they'll replace the sensor, nor does it need to be replaced.

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