Dirt inside Camera Len

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    Jul 19, 2009 2:05 AM GMT
    i don't know how the hell the dirt got inside the camera len. i tried to separate the camera body parts, and wanted to clean it from inside. but camera len part is all sealed, so no way for me to get it open unless i smash it open. icon_confused.gif

    so... help me! any suggestion?

    this is the camera that i have.

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    Jul 19, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    DIY camera dis-assembly is not recommended.

    Point-n-shoot cameras are usually sealed up quite well. If dirt got inside, then it was probably a defect. If it's still under warranty, you might be able to get it cleaned or replaced by Sony. But since you already took it apart, you probably voided your warranty.

    Is the dirt noticeable in your pictures? If not, I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Jul 19, 2009 2:32 AM GMT
    the photo was perfect before the dirt show up. now the camera couldn't auto-adjust as fast as it used to be with dirt on it, and the photo got a bit blur. and i think my warranty just expired last month. damn it~! icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 19, 2009 2:45 AM GMT
    your screwed unfortunately..

    mass manufactured point and shot cameras are not designed to be dissembled, although they can be, it's usually not worth and cost involve since it required a great deal of effort.

    the best you could possible hope for is them using compressed air to move the partial out of the way, however, the problem then becomes it potentially become lodged in some other part.

    if its out of warranty and you didn't pull teh case apart yet, take it back they may replace it for you.. usually the lense, mount, sensor are all sealed to prevent outside pollution, however they aren't sealed in a way to stop it totally.

    if it's out of warranty it'll probably cost you as much or more as a new camera to fix it
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    Jul 19, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    To paraphrase what my Grandfather said about watches:

    "Only two kinds of people open up a camera. Camera makers and fools."
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    Jul 19, 2009 3:58 PM GMT
    Have you been taking dirty pictures again?!
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    Jul 19, 2009 4:01 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said try a Cannon Sure Shot next time. They have the best true color reproduction and can take a lot of abuse before they break. Just an idea. Now get to shopping...icon_cool.gif


    I agree on going with a cannon on any future purchases. I bought a nice one at the time (3 years ago) and it has broken twice due to my negligence and they fixed it both times free of charge. You don't even have to pay for shipping. Excellent customer service and I wasn't even the original buyer. Go Cannon.
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    Jul 19, 2009 6:49 PM GMT
    Yup, Canon has excellent repair service. Their service center is a few cities over from me and they have walk-in counter service. A friend of mine inquired as to how much it would be to repair the battery door on her old Rebel DSLR. The guy came back 10 minutes later with a new battery door installed, no charge.