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Dirt on camera

My device's problem is the dirt on its camera. Dirt is not on the lenses which I use. Because I'm frightened of damaging it I couldn't clean it.How can I fix this problem.

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Re: Dirt on camera

Hi There,

You may want to have a look at this.

Hope it helps.
Kind Regards.....Dave

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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Why do you need to do this would be the first question ?

A lot of maintenance can be carried out without dismantling the unit.
Their are also lots of special techniques for free jammed parts without a full strip down ?

email and let her know what the issue is and the engineers will discuss it with you for FREE before your start ( IF you want to of course)

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3rd Rule : LInt free high quality cloths, propanol only for glass and lenses.

4th Rule : TAKE PICTURES of everything as you dismantle it so you have a visual record of the project

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Question is now what ??

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