Refurb E-PL3 - dead pixel, dirty sensor?

Started Sep 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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phototransformations Senior Member • Posts: 2,817
Re: Refurb E-PL3 - dead pixel, dirty sensor?

No, buy the SensorKlear Pen. Same sort of tip but small, flat, and triangular. Try to sweep over the dust at a slight angle so the tip can dislodge it. If it moves but is still on the sensor, blow it off with a Rocket blower. But first shoot the sky at f16 and see if it shows in your images as a roundish shadow. If not, leave it alone as it's not a problem.

DaveInPhilly wrote:

Thank you for your suggestions. I did finally figure out how to use the Pixel Mapping feature. After I ran that I could not find the spot on the LCD screen (which gives me a good deal of hope), but I haven't looked at any of the pictures on my computer monitor yet, so I can't be certain it did the trick just yet.

As far as cleaning the sensor (if that will be necessary), would this work:

Or do I need one specifically designed to clean the senor? I ask because I already have this guy.

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