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Old 07-03-2013, 05:44 PM
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500D sensor clean

A little while ago I posted about my 500D having a dirty sensor and was quoted (sight unseen) around the cost of a new 500D body to replace the sensor

Well I am currently in Brisbane and thought I would take the camera in to a canon service centre to have it looked at. Was shocked at the techs answer. Apparently the hair like object is between the sensor and the cover. I thought the sensor was sealed from the outside world. Anyway was quoted $400 just for labor and more if the sensor is damaged.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:05 PM
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DIY is the simple solution with that cost lol.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:34 AM
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i agree - when you could buy a whole new replacement camera for less than the repair quote, DIY is definitely worth considering
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:26 PM
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We cleaned some gunk off Jen's camera at SV on the weekend. Put camera in mirror lockup mode and bulb, pressed twice to lock mirror and open shutter and used a blower to remove gunk.
I would give that a try first.

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Old 12-03-2013, 03:35 PM
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As Malcolm and the others have said a good blower job, than i use a good lens pen on my Canon 5D, it comes up a treat and dose absolutely no damage, the filters are tougher than led to believe.

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