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EOS 50D SENSOR CLEANING

Gerald Wallace , Apr 30, 2011; 01:03 p.m.

I understand sensor cleaning has been a common question in the past - the owner of five digital EOS camera's. However, on my wife's 50D she is unable to locate/see the term sensor cleaning: "clean manually" (pg.148 - 50D booklet)? What you see is "auto cleaning" and "clean now", not "clean manually". Is there some setting or procedure we are missing, that's not in the book? This hasn't been a problem in the past. I've managed to gain access to the sensor glass by manually pushing the mirror to a vertical position while cleaning - not a good idea. When you actuate the sensor cleaning process you hear a sound like the mirror solenoid click however, the mirror does not move (flip up) out of the way for cleaning.
Recommendations would be appreciated.

Responses

Dan M , Apr 30, 2011; 01:47 p.m.

p. 151 of the manual (at least mine). On my 50D, "clean manually" is the third option on the menu, directly underneath "clean now."

Gerald Wallace , Apr 30, 2011; 04:17 p.m.

Dan,

Thanks for your response; you were totally correct (Pg. 151). I now have access to clean the sensor glass (and will highlight the page for my wife's reference).
Again, thanks for your help.

Marvin Sodicoff , Apr 30, 2011; 07:27 p.m.

I used to be able to clean the sensor on my 20D with a Pec Pad and Eclipse fluid. However, I've had no luck using the same technique with my 50D. - ?

Matthias Meixner , May 01, 2011; 11:43 a.m.

I used to be able to clean the sensor on my 20D with a Pec Pad and Eclipse fluid. However, I've had no luck using the same technique with my 50D. - ?

What was the problem?

Marvin Sodicoff , May 04, 2011; 01:53 p.m.

Matthias-
Just wouldnt' remove dirt spots. I don't know why.

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