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Sensor Cleaning


dcash29 16 2.4k England
31 Jul 2009 2:33PM

Quote:If the sensor is still damp 20minutes in the tumble dryer should sort it.
You should know by now thats not correct. To get it really dry use a blow torch, or pop it in the oven at 220 for 5 hours
chris.maddock 20 3.7k United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 5:54PM

Quote:or pop it in the oven at 220 for 5 hours


Do remember to take the camera strap off first though, it goes all crinkly otherwise and is very uncomfortable to wear afterwards.
Jay44 15 1.4k Wales
1 Aug 2009 6:22PM
LOL! You lot are nuts!
Carabosse 18 41.7k 270 England
1 Aug 2009 7:03PM

Quote:LOL! You lot are nuts!


But you are one of us lot so..............? Grin
RogBrown 14 3.1k 10 England
1 Aug 2009 9:43PM
I usually give mine a blast with the pressure washer when I'm cleaning the patio. Half an hour in the tumble dryer & it's good as new. Smile
DaveMead 12 23 14 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 10:02PM
Now I'm really worried. I have done everything listed on this threadSmile and still the sensor is dirty. So, Jessops (yeah, I know) said they would send my 400D back to Canon under warranty. However, it would seem that might be a waste of time judging by comments on here. So, should I go to a proper camera shop or what and what sort of costs might I be looking at? Any help would be much appreciated.
Cheers,
Dave
Jay44 15 1.4k Wales
2 Aug 2009 2:31PM

Quote:Now I'm really worried. I have done everything listed on this thread and still the sensor is dirty
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LOL!
Phil1958 12 272 4 Wales
7 Aug 2009 4:19PM

Quote:. So, should I go to a proper camera shop or what and what sort of costs might I be looking at? Any help would be much appreciated.
Cheers,
Dave



A serious answer to Dave's question, the "proper camera shop" I use charges 39.00 for a sensor clean, half price on their annual open day. But if that fails, take your pick from the numerous answers on this thread. Must admit I haven't tried mine in a tumble dryer, perhaps I should try it a hot cycle in the washing machine in sensor open mode as suggested then the tumble dryer!
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4272 Canada
7 Aug 2009 4:45PM
I found that it makes a lot of noise in a tumble dryer, - so better to prise the sensor out and put it in a sock, then in the dryer for a quite cleaning.



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SuziBlue 18 16.2k 10 Scotland
7 Aug 2009 5:09PM
If you put it on a boil wash with a couple of pairs of old trainers and some rocks it will give the sensor a thorough clean. As far as the noise is concerned I just shut the door and go out shopping.

Drying it is then simply a matter of putting it under a hot grill and doing both sides - have your tongs ready. Comes out nice and shiny too.
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4272 Canada
7 Aug 2009 10:36PM
Shiny is what your after, so suzi's method is worth trying, - lets know if its free of spots. Then lets know if it works.


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lobsterboy Plus
17 15.0k 13 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2009 10:40PM
I've just bought a new pressure washer - can't wait to try it out on the 5D2. Just have to decide weather to leave it to dry on the radiator or use my new hot air paint stripper.
User_Removed 14 736 4
7 Aug 2009 11:13PM
Car wash.

Sorted.
woodlark 17 545 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2009 11:49PM
sensor - A device or organ that detects certain external stimuli and responds in a distinctive manner.

Im keeping my sensor where it belongs what you do with yours should be posted on sadisticcameraman.com
User_Removed 14 736 4
7 Aug 2009 11:50PM

Quote:Sensor - A device or organ that detects certain external stimuli and responds in a distinctive manner.

Im keeping my sensor where it belongs what you do with yours should be posted on sadisticcameraman.com



As I said, 'car wash. Sorted'. what's your problem with that? Too abrasive for you, is it?! Hmm?

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