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Nov 21, 2007 02:00 as a reply to  @ post 4356926 |  #46

Digital Man, thanks for sharing your unfortunate experience as a way of reminding us about following procedures. Before I cleaned my camera's sensor the first time, I had read so many tales of woe on this forum, I was a bit jumpy about doing it. However, it served to make me be extra careful about following instructions and avoid getting in a hurry about things.

There is no need for me to point out things that you may have done wrong since you are already painfully aware of it. I just hope that the damage is not too bad and that others will learn from your experience.

Concerning cleaning products, I have not read very much on this forum about Dust Aid which makes me think that it is not on the "most favorite" list. I believe that most of the participants here try using a rubber bulb type blower as the first step in cleaning since it is quick, easy, and safe. If that doesn't give satisfactory results then most everybody goes for their favorite method of wet cleaning.


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Nov 21, 2007 03:22 |  #47

DigitalMan - that's a bummer.

While it is being repaired, be sure to ask them to clean that sensor for you, too ;)




  
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Nov 21, 2007 03:24 |  #48

bill boehme wrote in post #4357187 (external link)
Concerning cleaning products, I have not read very much on this forum about Dust Aid which makes me think that it is not on the "most favorite" list. I

Dust-Aid appears to be a good product (perhaps not the best, but some have found it to be useful). It's a relatively newer product, so that's probably why you have seen or heard much about it.

Just make sure to check the compatibility list before you use Dust-Aid on one of your cameras!



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Nov 21, 2007 03:28 |  #49

CorporationMe wrote in post #4357363 (external link)
Dust-Aid appears to be a good product (perhaps not the best, but some have found it to be useful). It's a relatively newer product, so that's probably why you have seen or heard much about it.

Just make sure to check the compatibility list before you use Dust-Aid on one of your cameras!

oi!

You said you didn't want to hijack this thread...




  
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Nov 21, 2007 03:30 |  #50

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D'ohhh! That's why they say to plug it in and not do this on battery... ;)

Personally I would rather do it with a fully charged battery, who's to say there wont be a dip in the mains or even total power failure?




  
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Nov 21, 2007 03:45 |  #51

Awww. That's quite sad to hear. Let's hope that the cost of the repair wont be that much $$$$..


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Nov 21, 2007 03:47 |  #52

Don't use BULB / M mode as the sensor is then active and recording and 'charged', thus can attract more dust/dirt and possible 'short' some power in the camera!

Use the 'sensor cleaning' option instead, as no power is given to the sensor.


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Nov 21, 2007 03:48 |  #53

::John:: wrote in post #4357372 (external link)
oi!

You said you didn't want to hijack this thread...

GAH!

you're absolutely right. i'mma shut my fat mouth now :p



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Nov 21, 2007 04:42 as a reply to  @ franklinn's post |  #54

The estimate at this point is $255 and 4 to 6 weeks!

I of course asked them to clean the sensor as well.

Could have been worse.

I will followup once I have a firm fix.


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Nov 21, 2007 06:57 |  #55

DigitalMan,
Wow thats less $$$ then I thought it would be (thanks for letting us know :) ), but such a long time :( I thought Canon did most repairs in 10 days? ??? Whatever it is, it will probably feel longer then it is (it would for me).
Good Luck and hopefully quick return ;)


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Nov 21, 2007 07:03 |  #56

Better read the manual first!;)


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Nov 21, 2007 07:24 |  #57

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Personally I would rather do it with a fully charged battery, who's to say there wont be a dip in the mains or even total power failure?

Okay, how about this:

Plug the AC adapter into a UPS. Hopefully if there is a dip the UPS will correct for it and the camera will be spared.




  
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Nov 21, 2007 07:26 |  #58

Send it in ASAP, and maybe they can really get it back to you in 2 weeks. I think I'd go nuts if I didn't have my cam for that long. :(


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Nov 21, 2007 07:28 |  #59

overclock wrote in post #4357943 (external link)
Okay, how about this:
Plug the AC adapter into a UPS. Hopefully if there is a dip the UPS will correct for it and the camera will be spared.


I would be wary of what I plug into a UPS to be honest.

Does the adaptor charge the camera battery by any chance? If so then I'm talking like a dork anyway.




  
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Nov 21, 2007 07:28 |  #60

zacker wrote in post #4350960 (external link)
if the battery died while cleaning, putting it into clening mode wont help. it will still close, at least on my 30d it will...

Ah, but it would have helped in this situation. Camera in bulb mode is taking a photo => consuming far more power than if it was just sitting there doing nothing.


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