Can you clean the image sensor?
I would like to know if anyone has tried cleaning the sensor on this camera. I love it but somehow it got dust all over the sensor, and not just a little bit either. I was taking pictures for about 3 weeks before I noticed the same black spot in every single one. (I don't download my pics often, I have a big SD card.)
My camera is still under warranty so I've sent it off to their service center in Texas. But it's been about a month since I've seen my camera. And I'm apparently not the most organized person in the world since it took me about two weeks to do the following:
- I called them,
- got the information on the support options,
- printed out a letter and proof of purchase,
- packaged everything up,
- drove around with it in my car without mailing it
- finally mailed it with insurance and delivery confirmation.
So that's been about 6 weeks. I would much prefer to take it apart and sandpaper or gently brush the sensor off in a cardboard box with an air filter (or whatever the clean requirements are) and spend maybe 2 or 4 hours of sweating bullets instead of twiddling my thumbs for 6+ weeks.
I know from other forums that this isn't an uncommon problem. You can find a few results by googling "dust sensor lx100".
Thanks -- J