Having problems with your Nikon D40x Digital Camera ?

Spots I have faint spots on my printed images, how do i do a thorough clean of mirrors and lenses, Is there a web page with instructions.


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Do not touch the mirror! Do a google search for digital camera sensor cleaning and you will find products and complete instructions for this delicate but relatively easy procedure.
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Spots I have faint spots on my printed images, how do i do a thorough clean of mirrors and lenses, Is there a web page with instructions.


Do not touch the mirror! Do a google search for digital camera sensor cleaning and you will find products and complete instructions for this delicate but relatively easy procedure. ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera

I have a sony cybershot dsc-p200 digital camera. There is a spot that shows up on pictures that appears to be dust or moisture residue on the lense. I have cleaned the outside lense several times and it appears that the spot is on the inside. How do I clean the inside of the lense?


Had same problem. Only sony can fix it(dust inside the lens). The lens assembly is such that it is integrated into the body. I tried removing as much as i could, but opening lens assembly requires special tools that only Sony has(even ca ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 Digital Camera

CAMERA IS THREE MONTHS OLD. ON MY LAST OUTING I NOTICED A PERFECT CIRCLE SPOT ONLY IN SHOTS OF THE SKY. THE SPOT IS IN THE IDENTICAL PLACE ON ALL SKY SHOT PHOTOS NO MATTER WHAT FOCAL LENGHT IS USED. THE LENSE IS CLEAN AT BOTH ENDS. I CHECKED MY PHOTOS WHEN I ORIGINALLY GOT THIS CAMERA AND THERE IS NO ROUND SPOTS ANYWHERE. THE SPOT IS IN THE UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER OF ANY SHOT WHERE THERE ARE CLOUDS OR SKY. FLASH PICTURES, INTERIOR PICTURES AND THE LIKE, THERE IS NO SPOT. PLEASE HELP...RICHIE


If you have another lens, switch it and take some shots of the sky. If the spot is gone, it probably was the lens that needs cleaning/servicing. However, it's more likely that there's dirt on your CCD. On your camera's menu, select mirror lockup/cl ... Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera with 28-135mm lens

My camera is producing spots, or freckle-like or shadow-like spots which are noticable on photos such as a clear blue sky photo. The spots are in the exact same place on photos even when I change to different lens. I know the mirror flips up for a photo, but to be safe, I have cleaned it, but that didn't help anything. Purchased camera 11/07.


You have dust on your sensor. your best bet is to get it cleaned professionally, . if you want to clean it yourself, get a kit like this\015\012\015\012http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Survival-KIT-Sensor-Eclipse/dp/B000PNGM18/ref=sr_1_2?s=elect ... Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Camera Digital Camera with 17-85mm IS USM Lens

Looking for tips to clean a very dusty Canon EOS 350D I've just boughtoff eBay. The view through the viewfinder is very dirty with a couple of black spots and some dust and small hairs etc. The pictures themselves are clear so the sensor is fine, it is the opaque plastic bit through which the mirror reflects which needs a clean. This is the part with the seven little squares where the focus LEDs light. Also one of those LEDs (the leftmost) is not working and the next nearest ones are dimmer


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 ... Digital Cameras

Mirror lock up instructions How to lock mirror up for sensor cleaning


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I have spots on all of my photos. It's particularly noticable when taking photos with a solid background, particularly anything with sky involved. I've tried cleaning the lens and taken the lens off to clean the mirrors but there is no difference. Any ideas?


Never, never touch the mirror!!!. You have dust on your sensor. Google the words "how to clean a DSLR sensor" and you will find sites which explain the procedure and places to get the supplies needed. ... Canon EOS-20D Digital Camera with 17-85mm Lens

Mainly with Sky back gounds of blue there are dark spots appearing on the picture which are not due to marks on the lens. On Lighter sky photographs they are not as noticable or disappear. Change the lens and the spots are in the same places with both lenses .How do you clean a Konica Minolta Dynax 7D Camera?


The spots are dust on your sensor. You can clean these yourself but you must learn the techniques first. Google the words...cleaning a DSLR sensor. You will be taken to sites which will explain in detail how to do it and what supplies you will need. ... Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D / Dynax 7D Digital Camera

I was cleaning my camera mirrors and the lens, two of them along with a brass colored and chrome frames fell out and I I don't know what order they go back in. They are the lense that make the viewfinder work and the auto focus. Sony DSLR a100


A year later but I had exactly the same problem and after much trial and error worked it out. They go together as follows...\015\012\015\012With the camera held upside down looking into the body, the sequence is:\015\012\015\0 ... Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Digital Camera

Images are blurry through my view finder, my mirror, lense and view window are clean. whats going on?


There is a small knob or lever to adjust the viewfinder lens dioptric focus to suit your eye. It probably got turned by mistake to a setting unsuitable for your vision. If you wear contacts make sure you have them on before you do the adjustment. Gl ... Canon EOS-20D Body only Digital Camera

Panasonic DMC ZR1 Black spots and marks appear on picture Have cleaned lense but problem looks internal?


Hi,Can you please post couple of reference pictures here that show black spots and marks on picture to understand the cause of problem?Thanks. ... Panasonic Digital Cameras

Mirror locked up at 125th or slower and infill flash does not flash. At faster speed it works fine. The display on top of camera goes virtually blank and battery display flahes a sif it battery was exhausted. If shutter release is pressed again then camera goes back to normal 'ready to sheet' mode.As flash is synced to 125th I suspect that the flash is the problem (or maybe it is just coincidence) I have tried cleaning, used lenses and put in a brand new battery. Any clues?


Canon EOS Elan/EOS 100 - an unofficial manual.\015\012http://photonotes.org/manuals/eos-elan/ ... Canon Digital Cameras

Black spot on pictures - cleaned lenses and inside


The spots can be in the inside of the lens settings to the CCD/imager.\012If the cleaning of the lens is done well it can be a speck of dust logged in to the screen and having it on the image.\012A careful cleaning in a dust proof set up ... Nikon D50 Digital Camera

My camera got wet now there is a spot on the inside of the lense how do i clean it


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I cleaned lenses and mirror with optical lens cleaner. After this, when viewing through the view finder the view is very dark. Indoors I can hardly see the image I am trying to photograph. Please suggest what the problem could be


The mirror on a DSLR should never be touched except by a qualified service technician! Not only do you risk removing the finish ( unlike a regular mirror, it is on the front of the glass, not the back) but the delicate placement of the mirror and it' ... Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens

I have Nikon D50 (11 months old) with two NIKON lenses - 18-55 (came with camera) and 70-300 (from my old Nikon F65). I have recently noted a spot appear in certain shots (mainly where sky is present) that is there in the same place whichever lens I use. Could this be a dust speck or similar on the CCD? If so, is there an easy way of cleaning the sensor? Regards Roland Zilz UK


I think your guess is right. Here is a page listing how to clean teh sensor - take note that his is a VERY delicate operation.\015\012\015\012 ... Nikon D50 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

Spot on my lense and it shows up on my photos.


I doubt it would be a good idea to try to get in there and get rid of the spot yourself. \015\012\015\012If it does not affect your photos significantly then leave it be or if you feel you must, have a a professional clean it. ($$$$). Wei ... Kodak EasyShare Z650 Digital Camera

Dark spots on lense when I zoom


You could try taking some of that canned air spray and see if that cleans it up. ... Casio EXILIM Card EX-S770 Digital Camera

I have a Canon SD780IS camera and now notice dark spots on the pictures. I tried cleaning the front of the lens with a Q-tip but they did not go away or move around. I have 2 such cameras . One with 6-8 spots and my new one with one spot. Is there a sensor that one can clean. Does anyone else have this problem


To thansen 3:\012\012Yes, eventually everyone who owns this camera will see these dust orbs in every photo they take once the problem appears, and the problem continues to worsen until you will see no image at all. I've had my SD780IS for about ... Canon PowerShot SD780 IS / IXUS 100 IS Digital Camera

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!


First of all - great camera! Check out http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos20d/ for a lot more information on the functionality. The sensor clean functio ... Canon Digital Cameras

Remove lens hi Iv had a lumix DMC-FX3 for a while now. Just the other day i found a dark spot on the lens. I cleaned the front of it but the spot is still there. I relised that maby the spot in the inside. Is their a way to take off the lens so i can clean it. thanks


GOT IT!!! I had the same problem. Took all of the screws out\015\012of the thing and disconnected the PCB. That allowed me to take the Lenses unit\015\012out. Once I did that, dismantle the Phillips screws from the rear of the lens\015\012and pull th ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3 Digital Camera

For my Powershot sx110is there is a spot showing up on my pictures. I can see it in the viewfinder. I think it is some dust or dirt on an inner lens because I've cleaned the outer lens. The spot goes away when I engage the 10x-40x telephoto. Any suggestions how I can clean?


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Faint spot on pictures towards the bottom.


Hi, Bring your camera to an repairshop to clean the CCD sensor, because it not a DSLR lens to must clean it inside on the surface of the CCD\015\012\015\012\015\012regards\015\012Rob NL ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 Digital Camera

Mirror cleaning what is the best method for cleaning the camera mirror


Never touch the mirror! If there's something on it, take it to an expert. Why do you need to clean the mirror anyway? It's out of the way during a shot on a DSLR...that is what you have...isn't it? You didn't say. ... Digital Cameras

Lens cleaning I dropped the camera on a muddy field. After drying it has recovered, but there is a remaining spot on the pic's.The spot is more distinct at tele zoom setting, and hardly visible at wide mode. I cannot remove it by cleaning the the lens outside. I guess there is some adhering particle on an internal lens surface. Is it possible to fix it on my own?


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