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HELP! Dirt on sensor

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Adubo, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord Subscribing Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    :eek:  i think i got dirt on my sensor... Or worse, fungus. So i tried blowing it off with a rocker air blower but couldnt seem to take it off. Im afraid to touch it as it might get scratched :frown:

    Anybody knows a good way to clean it up?

    I still have a few months more of warranty in my e-pl2 and will have it cleaned there but theyre only available next week because theyre fully booked this week :( 

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  2. This is not something I would attempt without specialised cleaning equipment. I bought a Lenspen Sensorklear about a year ago to clean some dust on the sensors of my E-P1 and 50D (which it cleaned up no problems). Sometimes it may be better to use a wet cleaning method depending on what the foreign matter on the sensor is.
  3. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord Subscribing Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Hi Nic,

    The dirt on the sensor looks stuck on the bottom part of the sensor. It doesnt show in photos but im afraid it might be fungus

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  4. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord Subscribing Member

    Nov 4, 2010

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  5. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    The Eclipse Sensor Swabs are quite effective...and said to be used by OEM labs. I've had good luck with them. Much easier to use on m4/3 than an SLR - no mirror or shutter in the way. If used properly, they will not scratch. If this doesn't work, would recommend professional cleaning.

    Have never heard of fungus in such a new camera - but I'm not familiar with the hot/humid climate in the Philippines.
  6. mrjoshua

    mrjoshua Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 18, 2011
  7. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    May 28, 2011
  8. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    +1, used it successfully on a G1 that had a factory-delivered smear. Never had to clean my GH2 though, despite very frequent lens-changing.
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