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Old Nov 5, 2005, 11:06 AM   #1
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after 2 months of waiting for my camera to arrive from sony (sent for cleaning dirt of the sensor) i received the camera (clean sensor and all) happy and joyful and eager to takepics but not 1 hour passed and theirs an ugly mark at the upper right corner of my pictures. some dirt particle has eneterd the lens enclosure again .i cant beleive i spent a big chunk of a months salary on this camera!

but anyways i was really not that upset about this prob this time coz i'll be upgrading to something way better in a while . but what i wanted to know is would a can of compressed air aimed at the lens mechanism help remove the dirt? i ask this coz the particle seems to be moving aroundand changes its oriertation. or should i just open up the thing!?

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Old Nov 5, 2005, 4:12 PM   #2
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I wouldn't try compressed air as you may push more dust into the lens assembly. Get yourself a strong vacuum cleaner with a plastic nozzle that will go over the lens assembly when it is extended, turn the vac on and lightly tap the side of the camera. This worked well on my P100 that had dirt in the lens.
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Old Nov 5, 2005, 8:41 PM   #3
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I wouldn't try compressed air as you may push more dust into the lens assembly. Get yourself a strong vacuum cleaner with a plastic nozzle that will go over the lens assembly when it is extended, turn the vac on and lightly tap the side of the camera. This worked well on my P100 that had dirt in the lens.
that does sound much better han the blow more air into it approach, thanks CyberShotNut i'll give it a try and see what happens .
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I wouldn't try compressed air as you may push more dust into the lens assembly. Get yourself a strong vacuum cleaner with a plastic nozzle that will go over the lens assembly when it is extended, turn the vac on and lightly tap the side of the camera. This worked well on my P100 that had dirt in the lens.
that worked like a charm, i cant beleive i sent the camera to sony the last time. it didnt even take 1 min with a vaccum cleaner and the particle was gone!..

haha i was so happy i finished a complete charge of the batteries taking pics today .

Thanks for the suggestion CyberShotNut .
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Old Dec 2, 2005, 12:36 PM   #5
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I have had great success with the "Vacuum Micro Attachments Kit" available at Cyberguys (www.cyberguys.com) for $7.95. It hooks up to any upright or canister vacuum, and has saved me two trips (so far) to Best Buy for a warranty-covered cleaning. It is also great for cleaning keyboards, drives, computer cases, and any electronic device.
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