easy ccd cleaning

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alex from holland Senior Member • Posts: 2,341
easy ccd cleaning
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First i must start to say that it was not my idea.
It was a tip somebody gave to me.
Today i did it (was nervous for sure)

Be aware !!! Don't take the risk with cr123. Just buy yourself a ac power supply for only aprox $35,==.

This picture shows how dirty the ccd was.

This picture shows the clean ccd after the second attempt.

"open" s2

Bring in the tape. You will need some pratice for this because it's very small
in the camera.

Gently puch the tape on the ccd. I used a small piece of a creditcard
( the goldcard of my wife LOL)

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After this gently remove the tape from the ccd.
Move from one way to the other.
Don't stop, but remove it in one movement.

Good luck

Happy Shooting

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OP alex from holland Senior Member • Posts: 2,341
it was the scotch green magic tape (forgot ot say)

alex from holland wrote:

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Jusko Contributing Member • Posts: 729
Re: it was the scotch green magic tape (forgot ot say)

Could you post a shot showing how the original tape look like ?

And please give more detail on how to prepare the tape ?

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Tariq Senior Member • Posts: 1,529
What? tape on ccd

You actually applied Tape to the Sensor? That sounds very dangerous.

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2 Pistol Corky Regular Member • Posts: 123
LOL

Title should read How Not To Clean Your CCD!!!

Tariq wrote:
You actually applied Tape to the Sensor? That sounds very dangerous.

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alex from holland wrote:

OP alex from holland Senior Member • Posts: 2,341
picture of the tape

Jusko,

here's a picture of the tape.

I do nothing to prepare the tape. Just take a piece of the tape and bring it in the camera. you need some pratice for this because it's very narrow. But the size of the tape is ecactly the size of the ccd

Be aware that you only use this tape. teh scotch tape can easily be removed from a surface.

If you don't believe it, just give it a try on a lens surface or just a mirror with some dust.

Happy Shooting

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OP alex from holland Senior Member • Posts: 2,341
Re: LOL

if you don'believe it, it's up to you. I did it this morning and it worked just great.

Happy Shooting

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OP alex from holland Senior Member • Posts: 2,341
Re: What? tape on ccd

Tariq,

That's why i took the pictures. Otherwise nobody would believe me.

THIS IS NO JOKE.

It work perfectly, BUT be AWARE that you only use the scotch tape !!

It can be removed very easily. Just give it a try on a mirror or something like that.

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2 Pistol Corky Regular Member • Posts: 123
Re: What? tape on ccd

Scotch magic tape is suppose to leave no residue behind but I wouldn't want to take that chance.

alex from holland wrote:

Tariq,

That's why i took the pictures. Otherwise nobody would believe me.

THIS IS NO JOKE.

It work perfectly, BUT be AWARE that you only use the scotch tape !!
It can be removed very easily. Just give it a try on a mirror or
something like that.

RogM Senior Member • Posts: 2,289
Other ideas...

alex from holland wrote:

Jusko,

here's a picture of the tape.
I do nothing to prepare the tape. Just take a piece of the tape and
bring it in the camera. you need some pratice for this because it's
very narrow. But the size of the tape is ecactly the size of the ccd

Be aware that you only use this tape. teh scotch tape can easily be
removed from a surface.

I'd be a little concerned about using a tape with such an aggressive adhesive--at least the green-boxed tape they sell here in the U.S. is quite sticky, and perhaps doesn't need to be for this application. How about using the far less aggressive temporary Scotch tape that comes in a blue box, it's called Scotch #281 Removeable Transparent Tape and comes in all widths. It has an adhesive that is like Post-It notes have. Or how about the Post-It translucent index markers? They appear to be of a ready-to-use size and even have a convenient handle!

There's also a gadget called the "Pick-Stick" that sells for about $10 that is supposed to do the same thing, but I've seen some negative comments that were not very specific.

Rob de Knegt New Member • Posts: 17
Re: What? tape on ccd

I've done the same trick a year ago, and my camera is still working ;-).

However, now I am using the swaps plus cleaning fluid, its a little more expensive than the 99 eurocents of the tape (Eur 85.00 a set) but my CCd is shing like new.

I did have the idea after applying the tape, there was still some residue on my CCD, however could not prove it.

rob

2 Pistol Corky wrote:
Scotch magic tape is suppose to leave no residue behind but I
wouldn't want to take that chance.

alex from holland wrote:

Tariq,

That's why i took the pictures. Otherwise nobody would believe me.

THIS IS NO JOKE.

It work perfectly, BUT be AWARE that you only use the scotch tape !!
It can be removed very easily. Just give it a try on a mirror or
something like that.

Gabriele Sartori Veteran Member • Posts: 4,428
I think Alex is right

Rob de Knegt wrote:

I've done the same trick a year ago, and my camera is still working
;-).

If there is any tape glue left, it can always be cleaned with eclypse and pads as usual.

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Tariq Senior Member • Posts: 1,529
Re: I think Alex is right

If there is any tape glue left, it can always be cleaned with
eclypse and pads as usual.

If the tape did indeed leave a residue which one then had to clean as well by safe and traditional means, then what would be the point of risking the use of tape in the first place?

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Anthony Veteran Member • Posts: 8,933
Ummm

You might not be so happy if the cover over the CCD got pulled out with the tape. I don't know how it's attached, but pulling on the tape and thus the CCD cover itself can't be a good idea.

Anthony

alex from holland wrote:

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Re: I think Alex is right

as far as i can see there is no residue.
You put it on and after 10 sec you remove it.
The pictures show a 99,9% clean ccd.

I have made pictures later and they look just great.

Happy Shooting

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OP alex from holland Senior Member • Posts: 2,341
Re: Ummm

Just give it a try on a mirror. Put a fingerprint on it and than use the tape.
It will take off the fingerprint complete.
The can be removed very easy, you don't need any force.--
Happy Shooting

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dustin Contributing Member • Posts: 609
Re: Ummm

Scotch tape totally leaves a residue. I recommend duct-tape for getting all of the residue off.

OP alex from holland Senior Member • Posts: 2,341
Re: Ummm

dustin wrote:

Scotch tape totally leaves a residue. I recommend duct-tape for
getting all of the residue off.

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No it doesn't !!
Just give it a try on a mirror, Than you will see it won't leave any residue.
And if you don't believe it, just leave it

Happy Shooting

alex from holland

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OP alex from holland Senior Member • Posts: 2,341
Re: I think Alex is right

Thanks santori.

the tape will not leave a residue.
Just give it a try with a mirro.
put a fingerprint on it and remove it with the tape.
there will be nothing left

Happy Shooting

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JoshuaMB Regular Member • Posts: 381
Another great tip:

Ive tried duct tape, scotch tape, and found that what really works best is some M3 Super 77 spray mount adhesive sprayed directly into the camera covering all parts including the dusty sensor, then taking cheese cloth and pressing firmly for about 30 minutes and pulled off in 5 jerky motions best ruins my camera and cleans the sensor about > 1% of the time. To prep the surface use some canned air with the can turned upside down and sprayed at an angle onto the sensor, if some freon comes out just use a fingernail to scrape if off the AA filter and go to work!
Happy Shooting!

alex from holland wrote:

dustin wrote:

Scotch tape totally leaves a residue. I recommend duct-tape for
getting all of the residue off.

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