Update on the Leica CCD sensor issue for the Leica M9/M9-P/M-E/M Monochrom cameras

Leica Camera official response on M9 sensor white spots corrosion issue
Leica published an update on the Leica CCD sensor issue for the Leica M9, M9-P, M Monochrom and M-E cameras, but then the release was removed is now available on their website just like the M 240 firmware update from 2 weeks ago. Leica states that they are currently working on a "new generation of sensors" and "will begin the replacement of corroded sensors by the new-generation sensor". Here is the full text:

Latest information on the CCD sensors of the Leica M9 / M9-P / M Monochrom and M-E camera models

Since the recognition of a corrosion-related problem on the cover glass of the sensors of the above-mentioned camera models (see information from 10.12.2014), we have been working with our sensor supplier on a long-term technical solution.

The development phase of a new generation of sensors has now nearly been completed. In the next phase, independent users will be testing the new sensor in practical situations to guarantee that the imaging characteristics of the cameras remain unaltered.

After completion and evaluation of this testing phase, we will begin the replacement of corroded sensors by the new-generation sensor.

As the goodwill arrangement for the replacement of affected sensors applies irrespective of the age of the camera, and also to sensors already replaced in the above-mentioned camera models, repairs will continue without interruption until the new sensors are available.
Please understand that sensor replacement can only be offered for cameras affected by the concrete problem and that preventive replacement is not possible.

Via l-camera-forum

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