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Old Jan 27, 2004, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default CCD Cleaning D100

I bought a used D100 that needs cleaning. I really have no need for an $80 AC adapter other than the cleaning of the CCD. Is anyone just doing the mirror lockup on battery to do this, and if so, what precautions should I be considering if I choose to do it this way? (fwiw, I live in the desert, low humidity, pretty dusty, so regular cleaning is indicated)
I would have no issue just applying the correct voltage to the D100 pin connector if I knew the power requirements and pin-out of the connector...Though Nikon does not provide this information
If anyone knows of a good service facility in or around San Bernadino, CA, that would be another solution for now.
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Old Jan 27, 2004, 5:55 PM   #2
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I use this method for my D100 and is pretty satisfied.

go to the M program and turn the shutterspeed to 30 seconds. take a shot (with lens attached) - take it off fast and use the remaining 25 seconds to clean up the ccd with a blower. It works. Rememeber to hold the mirror pointing down.

25 seconds is plenty and if you need more time -do it again.
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