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Old Nov 30, 2011, 6:41 PM   #1
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Default FZ45 Grey Spots. Please advise me someone?!

Hello there.

Tonight, my heart was in my mouth and life went into slow motion as my beloved Lumix FZ45 dropped from it's case and onto the floor whilst I dashed out of my work.

I'm utterly gutted. I now have two grey 'spots' that appear when taking shots (especially in low light)

I've put it into Aperature mode and F8 setting to show these spots at their worst.

There is nothing externally on the lens, it's clearly something that's inside the case/lens that's become damaged or needs cleaning or whatever.

You will see two images highlighting this problem.
Many thanks in advance if you take the time to read and reply. It's appreciated. I Feel like crying, after saving for (and researching) my purchase for as long as I did.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-u...k/P1040238.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-d...6/P1040239.JPG

Thanks
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 3:33 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Neil

I know all about your feelings, your camera is still under warranty?

This is my similar mishap:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...nsor-fz45.html

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...te-my-rma.html

Now I am waiting to return my baby repaired!

For other information I am at your disposal.
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If your camera is still under warranty, and if your conscience allows you to, you can always NOT tell them that you dropped it..... Hopefully this is something they can repair regardless. It doesn't look like something you can fix yourself.....
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if he's had the camera for a while, panasonic is likely to work it out when they see how many pics have been taken total over a period of time, yet he's only complaining about the issue now.

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If your camera is still under warranty, and if your conscience allows you to, you can always NOT tell them that you dropped it..... Hopefully this is something they can repair regardless. It doesn't look like something you can fix yourself.....
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if he's had the camera for a while, panasonic is likely to work it out when they see how many pics have been taken total over a period of time, yet he's only complaining about the issue now.
I said "if you camera is still under warranty....."
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 7:41 AM   #6
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Hello there.

Tonight, my heart was in my mouth and life went into slow motion as my beloved Lumix FZ45 dropped from it's case and onto the floor whilst I dashed out of my work.

I'm utterly gutted. I now have two grey 'spots' that appear when taking shots (especially in low light)

I've put it into Aperature mode and F8 setting to show these spots at their worst.

There is nothing externally on the lens, it's clearly something that's inside the case/lens that's become damaged or needs cleaning or whatever.

You will see two images highlighting this problem.
Many thanks in advance if you take the time to read and reply. It's appreciated. I Feel like crying, after saving for (and researching) my purchase for as long as I did.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-u...k/P1040238.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-d...6/P1040239.JPG

Thanks
Neil
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Hi Im Jade From Philppines...

I have the same problem with my Lumix FZ45
theres no fault or problem on your ccd its just a dust or particle from materials use for freezing the joints or screw...

I open it by myself and finally i found out on ccd chip surface had a little dust
i use a baby nose suction and a screwdriver that fits in to the screws and a tweezer,
finally without touching the ccd and the lens i solve it
if you have a background electronics service that would be okay,

you can do it heres some tips...

1. Never open the unit on dusty area,
2. Must be a clean room no air blows or fan directly on your workspace
3. No kids, or no disturbance roaming around,
4. Never touch the ccd surface,
5. Don't panic (use extra digital camera to record details,
and its just 6 thing to remove,
1*****ews of the back-cover
2.Back Cover
3.wire strips (just flip the lock upward and the other slide outward
4.4 screws of the main-board,1 black and 3 whites screws
5.Main-board
6.Final is ccd (there are 3 screw only that holds the ccd board)
6.never use liquids to clean the surface of ccd and the lens that faces
the ccd... just use thing like this to clean the surface and here the
sample link http://www.nosesucker.com/ you can buy it on a baby supplies,

7. you can email me [email protected]

Note: when using Baby nose sucker never suck the dust but blow it in a 1 inch distance from the ccd,

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