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Old Mar 31, 2007, 11:59 AM   #1
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Would some one more care to provide tips on the best way to remove stubborn dust from the sensor, I've huffed & I've puffed but they will not budge.

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Old Mar 31, 2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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I had that problem on my DL2. Finally bit the bullet and bought a sensor cleaning pack from ebay. Let them know what camera it is for, and you get 4 pec pads which are the correct size for the sensor, a bottle of fluid and instructions. Costs around £15.

I have used it once and all dust and crap has disappeared from the sensor.

http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZdigipadsQQhtZ-1


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Old Mar 31, 2007, 1:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for link, I'll just have to pluck up the courage and give it a go.
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Old Mar 31, 2007, 1:42 PM   #4
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If you have already blown the sensor, then cleaning is just as easy.

Fresh batteries/AC power adapter.

Mirror up.

2 or 3 drops of fluid on the pad.

Wipe in one motion from one side of the sensor to the other.

Turn pad over and wipe the other way.

Mirror down - Job done.

I then used the pad to clean the LCD screen and most bits of the camera before throwing away. DO NOT REUSE the pad on the sensor.

Takes around 30secs to a minute to do.



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Old Mar 31, 2007, 2:28 PM   #5
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did mine this morning. this is what you need. and it won't break the bank.
https://www.micro-tools.com/store/it...de=DIGI-KIT4-F

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Old Mar 31, 2007, 2:32 PM   #6
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oops, you're euro. try micro-tools euro

http://www.micro-tools.com/Merchant2...de=DIGI-KIT4-F

they charge more. i wonder why

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oops, you're euro. try micro-tools euro

http://www.micro-tools.com/Merchant2/e_k16.htm

http://www.micro-tools.com/Merchant2...de=DIGI-KIT4-F

they charge more. i wonder why

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Old Mar 31, 2007, 4:08 PM   #8
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Two sites to check out:

http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/

Good general instructions and products.

http://www.visibledust.com/

Good general instructions - they emphasize their brush products - which look interesting and are designed fordigital sensor cleaning - Plus they have their own set of wet cleaning products.

No - I have not had to use either product nor do I own any product from these sites.

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Old Mar 31, 2007, 5:04 PM   #9
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Do NOT use a blower with a brush...Not a good idea. I went to the pharmacy and purchased something that looks exactly like a blower that is used to clean baby's noses. It is a bulb aspirator that is normally used with water and produces a huge amount of air pressure when used like a blower. Here is a photo of the product.

Note: It is quite large the bulb being about the size of the palm of a mans hand.

http://www.pressbook.com/homebook.as...&owner_id=5144
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i broke down and bought a rocket blower. guess my wife can have her turkey baster back.

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