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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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Re: dust or dirt beteen lenses

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

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Not quite enough information for solve.

have you printed these pics and seen the spots?
whayt happens if you print it on a different printer.
Are these dots visible on the preview of the camera?

It could be moisture spot ore dirt inside ofthe camera or even the lense itself Sometimes bacteria will grow inside the lense.
Inspect the lens itself, as well as the mirror insie the camera to see if there is dirt or speck on them.

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