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Old Apr 27, 2005, 10:16 PM   #1
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Can Nikon Capture be used to raise the mirror in the D100 for cleaning the CCD? I don't know how it happened but I've got dirt and debris on the sensor that is showing in all my pictures.

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Old Apr 27, 2005, 10:49 PM   #2
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I don't think so. How were you going to clean the sensor? With a brush or a sensor pad w/ liquid? I use the sensor brush and just set the camera to 30 seconds, do one sweep, turn off camera, then repeat procedure for one more sweep. No AC adapter needed. But for tougher grime, which requires liquid cleaning, I don't know if you should go for an AC adapter. I have Nikon nearby to do that kind of cleaning for me :G
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That is big problemof DSLR camera.And after D100, D70 has cleaning function without ac adapter. Why D2X don't have let's photograper do that without ac adapter like D70 had this function included before?.
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Old May 2, 2005, 12:39 AM   #4
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I took the camera into an excellent repair shop and they cleaned it for $40. The technician told me to NEVER use a 30 second shutter speed to raise the mirror and open the shutter for cleaning. If you have anything in the shutter path and the shutter curtains close unexpectantly, the shutter will be destroyed. Replacing the shutter is a very expensive proposition! Instead, set the shutter speed to "B" or bulb to manually hold the shutter open while the butten is pressed. Just make sure you don't let the button go while you have a swab or other object in the shutter path. If you have the MBD100 battery-grip installed, you can use a cable release to lock the shutter open while you are cleaning the CCD.

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