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Apr 01, 2010 23:26 |  #1

I'm a noob to this forum but I've been lurking for a little bit as I am just picking up photography. But when I was cleaning the sensor on the 30D tonight, I was interupted and called out to do some things around the house and then left for dinner. Before I left, I did cap the body but forgot to turn off the camera to put the camera out of sensor cleaning mode. The camera was left like this for a few hours until I heard the camera beeping (running out of battery) and then I discovered that I forgot the camera was in sensor cleaning mode.

Is this at all bad for the camera? I do not think it should affect anything as I did put the cap back on, but am I wrong? Is there any possible damage to the camera?

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Apr 02, 2010 00:38 |  #2

It just locks the mirror up so I don't see the harm in it. Take some pics and see if the mirror assmebly has any issues but I'm betting it won't.




  
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Apr 02, 2010 02:17 |  #3

It should be fine - The battery will be flat though :-)


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Apr 02, 2010 05:48 |  #4

I think by leaving it in that mode that long, all the self-cleaning fluid probably dried up, since it is not meant to be exposed to air so long. The alcohol-based solution in the tank to the left of the sensor is susceptible to long sensor cleaning times, page 54 in the manual.

j/k, it is fine! :)


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Apr 02, 2010 06:02 |  #5

Good way to drain the battery completely in a simulated refresh for a good full charge.




  
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Apr 02, 2010 16:02 |  #6

thanks everyone! time to hunt for some L lens!




  
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