Raylon wrote in post #12105421
Yes but it's not gunna be cheap. May be cheaper to pick up a used 30D.
Agreed. Replacing a sensor on the 30D is not going ot be cheap if you send it to Canon...
BUT< if you are adventureous, here is a used one on ebay:
I am willing to bet that it is sometthing behind the IR block sensor, and more likely not actually inside the sensor, as the sensor is a sealed component..not that it couldnt happen. but I am willing to bet it is something on the sensor glass, or on the back of the IR filter....
But, like someone mentioned above, micro organisms are not good for electrical components, and will eventually kill the entire cam.
If this were me, I would buy another 30D used and cheap/beat up but working, and use it for parts,etc.
OR, simply take that $300 and use it to buy a 40D for ~$475!!(which is an insane price for that powerful of a camera..)
If you need a tutorial for disassembly of the 30D, I am sure I could find one for you, just shoot me a PM!(I have tutorials for a ton of models, or know hwere to find really good ones..)
Just a couple thoughts...