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Reset option and clean sensor option are not visible in set up menu. Canon D20 I had a two spots that kept appearing in the same area of the photo so I looked at the manual and did the clean sensor function a couple of times and the spots remain. I had also done a reset all functions since my stepson gave me the camera and I wanted to restore it to its original settings. Now I don't see either the clean sensor option or the reset in the set up menu. Help!

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First of all - great camera! Check out http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos20d/ for a lot more information on the functionality. The sensor clean function only raises the mirror and exposes the sensor so that it can be professionally cleaned so that may not solve the problem of the spots. Furthermore, be extremely careful if you have the lens off when doing this as you can make the problem even worse. I would recommend you take it to a good local camera shop and ask them to clean the sensor for you. In the UK it costs around GBP30.

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