Cleaning your digital cameras CCD
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Cleaning your digital cameras CCD

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Here's a good tip for digital camera owners: Take an shot of an illuminated light box with the lens set to F22. Upload it into the computer and open it in PhotoShop. When you select auto levels any foreign object is easy to see.

Follow the manufacturers instructions for cleaning. Some manufacturers recommend expensive cleaning materials. This is what most repairers do.

To clean the CCDCharge Coupled Device. An integrated circuit (microchip) consisting of a group of charge storage cells (tiny capacitors) with the ability to pass charge from one to the next in a line like firefighters passing buckets from one to the next. take some pure Isopropyl alcohol and dip a lint-free Kim wipe in it. A pair of tweezers is helpful for those little corners.

Start in the middle and work out to the edges in a circular motion, making sure to get everything in the edges. Then they shoot the illuminated light box again and check it again. You may need to repeat the process several times.

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