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Dust in top LCD - 5D MkII

 
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Apr 18, 2009 21:36 |  #1

After a cookie accident near my camera bag (three year old boys!) I found that dust (crumb?) was in my top-deck LCD - so much for weather sealing: as I blew out the crumbs near the eyelet that the neckstrap threads through (to the right of the LCD) I notice the dust moving around.

Any idea how I can blow these out without sending to Canon?

I also have dust galore either on my mirror or on my focusing screen - though this is a separate issue. This camera seems to like dust a bit more...


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Apr 19, 2009 07:22 |  #2

Seriously, nothing DIY?


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Apr 19, 2009 07:30 as a reply to  @ dmstraton's post |  #3

mmm Quite disappointing, I wouldve thought the dust and water seals would be better than that, I may not go shooting in drizzle again.


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Apr 19, 2009 10:00 |  #4

If the cookies were able to get in that easy, Maybe try suction.
Rap a damp towel around the hose from vacuum to reduce static discharge.


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Apr 20, 2009 20:24 |  #5

That's what I was thinking...thanks for the tip on the wet rag...still pretty disappointing that they could get in. Oh well, beyond that camera is awesome.


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Apr 20, 2009 20:27 |  #6

dmstraton wrote in post #7770969 (external link)
That's what I was thinking...thanks for the tip on the wet rag...still pretty disappointing that they could get in. Oh well, beyond that camera is awesome.

Be careful not to suck the numbers off the display...


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Apr 20, 2009 20:38 |  #7

Dust is better than dead pixel like mine! :(


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Apr 21, 2009 12:10 |  #8

You should be fine with Vac.
Even with pets and some humans, simply rap a finger over nozzle to keep
it from maximum clamping power. It's the only way possible to give a Husky a bath.

I deal with commercial vacs like carpet extractor type that start at $1200.
Advance is one brand. But typically domestic vacs are not that powerful.

Then if you can add a squirt of air at the other edge at the same time.
It might work. I have some lens issues that need a little perfect storm as well.
I'm picturing adapting some surgical tubing to the vac hose.
That at least creates a soft device for contact.

Good Luck


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