Is this dust or a defect? (linked pic) help pls!

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Jo Lovell
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Is this dust or a defect? (linked pic) help pls!
Oct 1, 2004

http://www.rootminus1.com/pics/displayimage.php?album=63&pos=1

Can anyone help please?

I'm a new D70 owner, and it arrived with the ccd like this. I'm not fussed if it means spending 45 quid on a sensor swab kit beacause I figure i'll have to do that at some point anyway, but is this actually dust or something else?

From one angle it looks like dust, (its '3D' and has some sort of 'structure') From another though (inset picture) it loks like a smear, and it's '2D' - which strikes me as very odd! It also looks a bit blue.

None of the other dust seems to do this when viewd from different angles.

Is this normal?! Will a sensor swab remover smears as well as dust, assuming that is what it is? Please help, i'm nervous about trying to clean it, finding out it is something unusual and then having my warrently turned down becasue i tried to clean it!

Thanks in advance,

Jo

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