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I've got dust present on my every picture taken by my CANON 350D... I think I will have it cleaned by service center... but want to know what I can do by myself to try to solve the problem

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The problem is the S3000 is not an SLR. The lens does not remove to expose the sensor array. The camera needs to be disassembled.

I have not done this yet to my S3000 but did it for a friend on a Canon. Must be in a clean dust free environment. You need the small set of screwdrivers. Be careful and take notes of where each screw goes and if they are different sizes or lengths. Remove the batteries!

Once you can see the sensor array (some are quite small) .5 x .5 in. use some dust off in a can and if absolutely necessary some methanol on a lint free cloth or cotton swab. Use only enough force to remove the debris. A magnifying glass and good lighting is also needed. I just have two spots so can I live with editing them or do I want to preform surgery? I will let you know.

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You can buy DIY Sensor cleaning kits on Ebay for about £12. Select Photography and type in search term "sensor Cleaner"

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I have a canon 350D and Problem is err99.when I try to snap at wide angle ,it displays err99.


The most common issue that brings about the Err99 is an issue between the lens and the body, but it could actually come from a variety of problems.

Two things you could do:
1) Clean the contact points on both the Camera and your lens (be careful not to get any dirt into your camera - best to hold it in the air facing down when you are cleaning it)
2) Remove your batteries and memory cards (most cameras also have a small battery for the Date/Time), turn the switch on for a minute or so, then turn it off and replace the batteries and memory cards

I know the original 300D and even the 350D had a very limited shutter lifespan, if you've had the camera for a long while and have taken many pictures it is possible that this may be related to your issue.

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Error 99 appears when I use the canon EOS 350D


I think I answered this earlier did you ask this question more tan once?

well here you are a simple fix from experience.

The guy at Canon tech support listened to my woes and then told me that the lens contacts were dirty and to get a pencil with an eraser on the end, just a regular old pencil with a red rubber eraser. Detach the lens from the camera, hold it so that the lens’ gold contacts are pointing down and lightly erase their exposed surface, cleaning them of any hand oil that might have gotten on them. Do the same thing with the gold contacts inside the camera body. This is a bit harder but it’s doable: just hold camera so lens opening points down so no gunk falls in. Erase lightly. I used a lens cloth and dabbed at the contacts rather than blow them so as not to blow the erasings inside the camera.
I did this to each of my three lenses just to be sure. Lo and behold, it worked (so far anyway). I’ve shot numerous pictures with each lens and have not gotten a single error 99 message.

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Spot on photos from a canon 350d


Spots
If you see bright circles or spots on photos taken with flash, and the lens appears to be clean, then this is probably caused by particles (dust, pollen, etc) in the air.

See:
http://home.fujifilm.com/products/digital/shooting/flash.html
http://webpages.charter.net/bbiggers/DCExperiments/html/body_spots_.html 
http://www.fratkin.com/d320l/spots.html

There's also an interesting thread on the CANON DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FORUM at <http://photography-on-the.net/forum/viewtopic.php?TopicID=2912> 

And an explanation of sorts at <http://www.fujifilmsupport.com/faq/tech/spot/spot.htm> 

I really don't know if a slave flash would help, because I assume the A40 flash would still be operating, but if you could borrow one it might be worth a try. 

Might be a wild goose chase, but you could try changing some small thing, just in case ... 
... like trying a different flash mode - slow synch for example?
... or different picture modes - perhaps snapshot or infinity?
... or changing from AUTO to Program, or from Program to Manual, etc?

Otherwise it's probably a case of waiting for most of the dust to settle, taking more than one photo, or just trying to do without flash whenever possible in that sort of situation ... 

Another suggestion I just came across is to use a Negative Ion Generator - used to purify air by precipitating out the particles. Don't know how well it would work - probably not very well if folk keep moving around - and sounds expensive, so maybe not worth buying one - but if dust is a regular problem, and you just happen to know someone that has one ...

poached from http://www.valsphotography.co.uk/information/Troubleshooting.html

hope this helps

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Arc of light on most pictures


Looks like your sensor needs a good cleaning.

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If you know how to get the lens out, then it shouldn't be too difficult to clean it, but it is tricky. Having it serviced would be the best option. However, if the pictures are clear, i wouldn't bother much, as giving it for servicing would probably end up costing more than the price you paid for the camera!

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This may be a censor dust issue. Get it checked through Canon service at the earliest.

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I have some real experience of finding dusts and even moulds in-between the Low Pass Filter and the CMOS. So no matter how you "clean" the sensor "surface", the things inside are not affected. Very tedious you have to take out the CMOS and open up the Low Pass Filter to clean them. Nothing high-tech!

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