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Cleaning the inside lens

There is a couple specs of dust on the inner lenses of my camera. Is there a safe way I can open up the camera and clean it off, or is it better to have a camera professional do this? Thank you, Mitch

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  • Mitch Nozka Mar 13, 2007

    Hi David,

    Thank you very much for your prompt response.

    In regards to the specs, they ruin quite a few of my shots in which the subject or background is a solid/bright color. I've been dealing with this for months, but I just have not had time to get around to doing the research and finding a camera shop to clean it.

    Could you give me an estimate of what a cleaning would run me and whom I should go to?

    Thank you,

    Mitch

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To access the inner optics on these compact digital cameras the lens must be disassembled from the inside out. Usually the camera casing has to be removed, boards and connections moved out of the way, and the lens assembly actually removed from the camera. At that point the lens can be taken apart and the inner optics accessed. In other words, yes, this is a job for a professional. It is also probably not worth the cost just for a couple specs of dust. These lenses are not sealed. This is why the dust gets in there to start with. If you get a can of compressed air and carefully blow into the gaps between the lens parts in different directions somtimes you can get enough air through to blow off the inner lenses. This does not often work though. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

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    David Millier Mar 14, 2007

    There are several online providers, just go to google and search for "camera repair".

    To clean the inner lens on a compact digital camera requires disassembly of the lens. It would cost $80-$150 to get this done.

    David Millier
    Advance Camera Repair

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