Has anyone cleaned their m4/3 sensor?

Started Sep 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Has anyone cleaned their m4/3 sensor?

Optical1 wrote:

If it doesn't work, buy some sensor swabs. I prefer this method

My sensor swabs advice: use force. The wands bend under pressure.

I know that it Is nerve wracking, but floating sensor or not, it's not all that difficult to clean your own sensor. After having done it myself (on an EM-5), it would take a serious problem for me to send in my camera for cleaning.

Hi Optical1, I also have an EM-5 with streaks of dust on it, but all I read so far was "don't do it because of floating sensor" until I saw your post. Thanks for providing a success story.

I'm deciding between the Visible Dust and Sensor Swab right now, have you also considered Visible Dust? Also, how many Sensor Swab "sticks" on average do you need for each EM-5 cleaning sessions? Last question, do you also apply "use force" technique to E-M5, or especially E-M5?

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