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Leica Televid APO 77 Focussing broken: repair?

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Old Wednesday 13th March 2019, 04:20   #1
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Leica Televid APO 77 Focussing broken: repair?

Hi,

My 19 year old Televid 77 no longer focuses. It has been getting stiffer over time, and now no longer appears to do anything. I called Leica in the Australia, and got the run around. Apparently I have to send it to Germany to access it. Only then will I know what it might cost to fix.

Was wondering if anyone else has had this issue resolved?

I also spend time in the UK. Does anyone know of any optical repairers in the K that could fix this issue? Or even if I could do the job myself

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Old Wednesday 13th March 2019, 18:57   #2
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I believe Viking Optical do optics repairs so could be an alternative.
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Old Thursday 14th March 2019, 06:24   #3
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Visit our interviews with repairers forum and you will find Richard and Tony, both based in the UK.

https://www.birdforum.net/forumdisplay.php?f=751

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Try contacting Gary Hawkins <[email protected]>. He used to work for Leica, but contracts out to Zeiss, although he now has an independent company East Coast Binocular Repairs. He recently repairs the focussing on our Leica scope at a very reasonable cost
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Old Monday 27th May 2019, 15:45   #6
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Hi Bert,
Have you been able to manage the repair (or to have a cost information for repair?). I guess it is the belt inside which is broken.
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