Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera ?

A dark spot appears on the photos. The camera is

\015 A dark spot appears on the photos. The camera is quite old now and perhaps needs cleaning. Is this a job an owner can do himself? IF so, where to go for instructions?\015

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Good idea dude!
Since I had no blower, neither a can with compressed air, I tried to **** with my mouth through battery and SD card compartment and the tiny thread or piece of hair - whatever it was disappeared.
Note: I sucked not blew! Instead I'd end up with the sensor full of spite drops
Chances are you have dust on the sensor.
Its unlikely that you will be able to clean this sensor on this camera manually.

However you could try using a simple rocket blower via the battery compartment, this may move the suspected dust particle.

To clean this sensor manually would be a risky job if not a camera technician.

Hope this helps
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