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Sep 19, 2010 17:54 |  #1

My T2i was purchased in May 2010. There's really nothing wrong with it at all, but I was wondering if it would be covered under warranty if I were to send it in to Canon for a sensor cleaning. If so, how long does something like that usually take and which Canon service center is the best place to send it to? I'm located in San Diego, CA.


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Sep 19, 2010 18:20 |  #2

I think you get 1 sensor cleaning under warranty after that you pay for it. When I had my XS I had the focusing screen replaced and the sensor cleaned and returned in less than 10 days. If you could drop it off yourself instead of having to ship it they might do it the same day.


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Sep 19, 2010 19:19 |  #3

That's great to know. I have to find out where the closest service center is to San Diego. I think I'll try to get that done when my warranty is just about out.


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Oct 09, 2011 00:10 |  #4

alpharon wrote in post #10938972 (external link)
That's great to know. I have to find out where the closest service center is to San Diego. I think I'll try to get that done when my warranty is just about out.

I enjoyed your question and info on the Canon forum. I bought my Canon T2i around the same time and also live in San Diego, CA. Did you end up taking it in to a local Canon center, mailing it in, or using another shop to clean the sensor?

Also, what was the cost/time required, if you don't mind me asking and was one cleaning included under warranty? Thanks for the information!




  
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Oct 11, 2011 05:21 |  #5

My camera was almost through its warranty period! Thank you for the reminder to send it in for this sensor cleaning :)




  
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Oct 16, 2011 23:20 |  #6

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I enjoyed your question and info on the Canon forum. I bought my Canon T2i around the same time and also live in San Diego, CA. Did you end up taking it in to a local Canon center, mailing it in, or using another shop to clean the sensor?

Also, what was the cost/time required, if you don't mind me asking and was one cleaning included under warranty? Thanks for the information!

I guess I should have updated this post a long time ago. I brought the T2i in for cleaning to the Canon Service Center in Irvine. It was still under warranty, but they informed me that all cleanings on camera bodies are always charged a $30 fee. I used the warranty service to have them replace the camera grips that were starting to peel around the shutter button. They informed me that all the service would be completed in 2 days, so I dropped the camera off and left them my address to have them mail it to me when they completed. I ended up receiving my camera in the mail the very next day!

The service people were very helpful and knowledgable. Everything got done pretty quickly. If you're looking for a 1-day turnaround, I would suggest you get to the service center right when they open at 8:00am (i think). Otherwise, you'll probably have to wait 1 or two days for cleaning to be completed.

I sold my T2i shortly after that cleaning and purchased a 7D. I will be taking my 7D in for thorough cleaning sometime in January. Let me know if you have any more questions and please post your experience here when you get a chance.


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Oct 16, 2011 23:26 |  #7

Heh! It's funny -- if I had seen your post a year ago I would have hollered "IRVINE!!!":)!


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Oct 16, 2011 23:30 |  #8

But, for the future, please take some time to read up on Sensor Cleaning. It's easy to do manually. You can do a forum search and you can do an Internet search for "sensor cleaning" and read enough to get you pointed in the right direction! Look at the companies Copperhill, Photographic Solutions and Visible Dust -- they've been around for a long time and each offer tools and methods to safely clean the buggers!


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Oct 17, 2011 00:02 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #9

I own a T2i too (still under warranty) and I clean the sensor myself using visible dust swabs and sensor cleaning fluid (eclipse). It's really easy and only takes a few minutes if you're careful. As I change lenses very frequently (especially when I'm traveling) and often do macro stuff, I end up cleaning my sensor every couple of months (maybe 4-5 times so far).


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Oct 17, 2011 00:08 |  #10

Sensor cleaning is easy, and buying a set of supplies will last you a while. Bought a set of Eclipse stuff a couple years ago for my 30D, and I still have like 6 of the dozen swabs left.

In fact, I just used that Type 2 swab to clean my 5D since there was some dust that stuck on the sensor from this past weekend. More wipes, but still squeaky clean! :D

It's a boon to learn to do it yourself, and it's a cakewalk. Better than sending our your camera for a couple days to Irvine or another service center. Barring that, call up some local shops.


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Oct 17, 2011 00:58 |  #11

I've called Canon and asked for cleaning the sensor also and the technician told me that eventhough only 1 yr warranty they give you an extra 3 more months and you can send it to San Diego, CA. without charge.

But I never send my camera I bought the eclipse swabs and watch their tutorial and since then I've been just doing it myself.


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