Dust on sensor -- GRRR!

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by bobby_t1, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. bobby_t1

    bobby_t1 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 22, 2012
    I've got one mega size piece of dust on my EM5 sensor that I can see with my eye. I've tried everything to get it off without having to clean the sensor with chemicals (since that makes me nervous). I've used compressed air and 2 different rocket blowers. No luck...

    Do I just have to bring this thing somewhere to get cleaned?
  2. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 22, 2011
    take it to a proper Brick and mortar camera store.
    I never had such problem with EPL1 and EPM1 with all
    the lens change etc. Wonder how it got there? or do you know
    what it is?
  3. bobby_t1

    bobby_t1 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 22, 2012
    Actually it turns out you can't clean the sensor yourself or have a camera store do it. For the IBIS the sensor is floating and can move, so touching the sensor can damage it. No choice but to send it into Olympus..

    reference: https://www.mu-43.com/f42/e-m5-sensor-cleaning-33799/
  4. jeffg53

    jeffg53 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Jeff Grant
    You should avoid compressed like the plague! As well as air, it dispenses propellant which can give you more gunk on the sensor.