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Apr 01, 2011 09:15 |  #1

Those dust particles just don't seem to get dislodged. Would it work if I took my camera to the gas station and blasted the dust off with one of those air hoses that you use to fill your tires?


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Apr 01, 2011 09:24 |  #2

Well, it would work but you're likly get get all kinds of other junk on there. Gas station air is quite dirty and I would be surprised if it was filtered in any way both for more dust and more likely for water.

If you have stuck dust particles, invest in a good wet cleaning system such as the Copperhill one.


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Apr 01, 2011 10:33 |  #3

You'd probably dislodge some particles while managing to cover your sensor in much worse gunk like grease and oil residue.




  
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Apr 01, 2011 10:39 |  #4

ThomasOwenM wrote in post #12137458 (external link)
Those dust particles just don't seem to get dislodged. Would it work if I took my camera to the gas station and blasted the dust off with one of those air hoses that you use to fill your tires?

Absolutely. Do it on my birthday (today) every year. :rolleyes:


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Apr 01, 2011 11:46 as a reply to  @ SkipD's post |  #5

The other thing that I thought might work is putting it in a vice grip and hitting it on the back with a hammer to dislodge particles.


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Apr 01, 2011 11:57 |  #6

haha, funny, meh.


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Apr 01, 2011 12:03 |  #7

ThomasOwenM wrote in post #12138271 (external link)
The other thing that I thought might work is putting it in a vice grip and hitting it on the back with a hammer to dislodge particles.

A better idea is to use a flat bladed screwdriver to scrape the particles off the sensor. After that, a little Windex and she's good to go.


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Apr 01, 2011 12:12 as a reply to  @ martini's post |  #8

This thread is either an April Fool's joke, or some people just don't need to own a camera...


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Apr 01, 2011 12:13 as a reply to  @ martini's post |  #9

I should have thought of this. Here's the best method ever:

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Apr 01, 2011 12:26 |  #10

Hey, I just tried your method of running it under the sink for 5 minutes and now it wont turn on; do you think its a problem with its connection to the lens? Should I clean the lens too?


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Apr 01, 2011 12:28 |  #11

tx_40d wrote in post #12138502 (external link)
Hey, I just tried your method of running it under the sink for 5 minutes and now it wont turn on; do you think its a problem with its connection to the lens? Should I clean the lens too?

Don't worry. It's fine. It just needs to dry. Put it in a toaster oven to dry it more quickly. And, yes, clean the lens with Lysol disinfectant.


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Apr 01, 2011 12:33 |  #12

Use the dishwasher on the Potscrubber cycle!


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Apr 01, 2011 12:36 |  #13

Dremel tool with a buffer attachment, thorough and fast.




  
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Apr 01, 2011 12:36 |  #14

I took it to the carwash. after washing the car, i used the pressure washer on it. a bit of rain-x and some spot free rinsing helped keep that sensor clean.


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Apr 01, 2011 12:53 |  #15

just got it out of the toaster, looks great! and after giving the lens a lysol bath it looks like it gained an extra 2 stops...

Next, I'm thinking about hooking up my flash to the car battery for a little extra range; I'll let you know how it goes.


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