Leica has released a statement after it uncovered a technical problem experienced by a small number of its M9 users. "The issue occurs when an M9 battery is fully charged and inserted into the camera," reads the statement. "After a very short time, long before the normal drain period, the camera incorrectly shows a 'battery low' message. This may happen every time the camera is used or only periodically."
Leica engineers say they have identified the source of the malfunction. "It is caused by an electronic component that needs to be replaced," says Leica. "Once the component is replaced, the defect is remedied."
Leica adds that the issue has only affected 15 cameras so far, "which is equal to 0.05% of the total units sold."
Leica has called on users experiencing problems with their batteries to send their camera to their local representative for repair. "We will put a high priority on these repairs and fix them free of charge," says Leica. "We apologise for any inconvenience this issue has or may cause."
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