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Old May 3, 2006, 3:32 AM   #1
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Hey all,

I want to do a quick clean of my sensor with a hand blower but I am worried about blowing the air too hard on the sensor. Is there any reason to not blow as hard as I can with my hurricane blower? How hard can I squeeze the air out? Does it need to be done gently if it's only the air hitting?

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Old May 3, 2006, 5:29 AM   #2
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Few days ago I tried to clean my 350 sensor. I used a hand blower as large as an egg. I pushed in it as hard I could but with a very little effect. After that I went to a specialist who used a very large rubber pump - like a big fist (in size). He pressed it hard, too. After 3-5 tries the cleaning was finished. I checked the dust and now is very hard to see it, mabe is an illusion but after processing very hard the pictures, some pale spots are still visible but not in the positions I know them. So as much I could see, because he didn't allow me to stay close to him, he pushed strong the "pump", but I can't apreciate his force...
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Old May 3, 2006, 11:57 AM   #3
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Sensor is chip covered with glass (AA filter) so it is not as fragile as you think. Sure you can scratch it but you blowing air, don't worry.
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Thank you for the replies so far.

And how about the sensor becoming dislodged or moved back with a strong gust of air?
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Old May 4, 2006, 2:31 AM   #5
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I doubt that'd happen, you need to remember that the sensor is also subject to the everyday movement that comes from carrying your camera around. It's not going to go anywhere. You can use as much force as you can muster with any type of handpump without worrying about causing damage (as long as you don't touch the sensor).
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Old May 4, 2006, 11:36 AM   #6
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Thanks!
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Old May 4, 2006, 12:33 PM   #7
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Sensor is soldered to the board, so it doesn't move.
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