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Canon G7 dust problem and solution

ihana 17 12 Switzerland
9 Jul 2009 3:09PM
I've had some problems recently with tiny hairs being inside the lens on my Canon G7. I got somebody who knew what they were doing to take it apart and fix it but shortly afterwards the sensor suddenly had 3 big dust spots on it.
I wasn't too pleased to say the least. A quick check on the web revealed that many people seem to have a similar problem with G7, 9, 10 cameras getting dust inside.
I am guilty of shoving it into my pocket so its not exactly kept in a pristine environment.
However, there is a fantastic solution that works and involves very little effort. Simply use a vacuum cleaner to suck around the lens, the end, the barrel and at various stages of zoom. All my sensor dust disappeared and the inside of the lens was cleaner than ever!

Glyno 15 88 England
9 Jul 2009 4:59PM
"...I got somebody who knew what they were doing to take it apart"

at this point I winced.
kaybee Plus
16 7.6k 26 Scotland
9 Jul 2009 5:14PM
Could it be that opening it up introduced the dust in the first place?
I would think so

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