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Dust or dirt beteen lenses

The camera still operates correctly but there is one spot of dust or dirt in between the lenses which is captured on each photograph when viewed or printed. How can this be removed?

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  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2007

    Exacly the same, but more than one spot on the image. my camera stayed in a diusty enveronment for few hours, that's bad.. How is it possible to blow out the dust on the captor ?

    Thanks for your help.



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Sir, u try only ur local repairer.and ask clean the CCD

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