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

    Aug 22, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Real Name:
    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.