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Old April 5th, 2006, 03:21 AM   #1
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Argh! Dust on sensor.

Don't know how this happened, but somehow managed to get some big globs of dust on the sensor. I know it is the sensor, because the globs are perfectly in focus and bounce up and down as the image stabilizer does it's thing.

Any obvious/easy way to clean it, or does it need to go back to Sony?
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Old April 8th, 2006, 12:04 PM   #2
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That happened to me on a motorcycle trip I just used a can of dust off worked fine after that.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 07:49 PM   #3
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That happened to me on a motorcycle trip I just used a can of dust off worked fine after that.
How did you get access to the sensor? Did you take anything apart, or poked the nozzle in through the tape hatch?
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Old April 10th, 2006, 11:18 AM   #4
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I just opened it up an stuck the nozzle in and dusted everything I could reach. I was on a motorcycle trip across the US and knew I would never get another chance to shoot a trip like it again. So I took the chance and it payed off. Make sure you blow out the eyepiece also. Good luck.
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