A&P Horrible Dust issue turns out worse

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  1. pelf

    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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    I was getting shit loads of dust in all my pictures (see pic below) and locked up mirror to blow it out with a rocket. Did it a few times and no luck. Its like its really stuck there.

    Then I was a even bigger idiot and coughed and a little tiny tiny tiny drop of spit landed right on the sensor.

    It's dried on there now and I have absolutely no idea how to get it or the dust off without damaging the sensor.

    Any input?

    Dust pic before I spit on the sensor:

    http://photosbypelf.com/dust.jpg
     
  2. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    send it in for cleaning
     
  3. pelf

    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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    To Nikon?

    How long does that typically take?

    How much does it cost?
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    :dunno: i know canon does free cleanings if the cam is under warrenty and ive also read (from various forums) that nikon has better customer service
     
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    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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    I got this thing used. Have no clue when previous owner bought it or if its still under warantee :(
     
  6. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    copperhill works wonders and it isnt too hard to do
     
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    +1 for copperhill
     
  8. pelf

    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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    I dont know if I feel comfortable trying to do this myself.

    Are there any chances that the sensor got damaged?

    Is there any way to get it taken care of besides sending it into Nikon?
     
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    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    there is a chance, but since your sensor is all screwed up anyway it is unlikely it will get any worse. If you use the copperhill swiper it should be safe just be careful on your first try and gradually press harder each time you do it if there is still dust. They have very good instructions and I recommend reading them all the way through before starting.
     
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    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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    If the sensor needs to be replaced, is this a huge cost?
     
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    jTranz Lost in Translation

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    yes
     
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    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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    how much?
     
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    jTranz Lost in Translation

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    palmolive ftw
     
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    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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    or a post it note :bowdown::rofl:
     
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    a post-it note would probably work

    anyway, you had that much dust at f/29 and you wanted to clean it more? how often do you stop down that small
     
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    jTranz Lost in Translation

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    are you kidding? you might as well buy a new camera.
     
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    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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    Only to see how much dust I have...Which was ALOT. Now I have the bigger problem of dry spit on it.
     
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    jTranz Lost in Translation

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    honestly the dust on your sensor isn't that bad, i think you're just being really anal about it :hs:
     
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    that's what i'm saying.. if that's ALL the dust you can see at f/29, that's NOT that bad :hsugh:
     
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    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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    Is there any possibility this is the case? Or am I being a pussy and over reacting completely?
     
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    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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    WHEW. hahah. Hopefully the spit didnt do any damage somehow
     
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    jTranz spilled a little diet coke on his sensor before and it still works fine
     
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    werd sugar free ftw
     
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    sony Active Member

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    well, not on his sensor.. theres a piece of glass over the sensor .. lol
     
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    Copperhill is fine, just dont push down. when I do it the spatula doesnt contact the sensor, just the slightly damp 4 or so layers of pecpad.

    Also make sure your battery is fully charged and you dont have any energy settings turned on. The mirror closing on your spatula will probably break its hinges or worse.

    The sensor is about as rugged as an LCD screen, and most people clean them by hand.

    The spit wont do any damage, it just may take a couple of swipes to remove it.
     

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