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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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Re: Cleaning the inside lens

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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