How I got rid of oil spots issue on my D600.

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runscape Contributing Member • Posts: 751
How I got rid of oil spots issue on my D600.
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I like to share my way to get rid of oil spots for ever. If you interested. Instead of sending my camera in for service. I spent an hour to do this.

1. Remove lens from camera

2. Put black cap on camera

3. Remove memory card/s (leave them in if you like)

4. Set image quality to jpeg low

5. Set camera shooting mode to "CH"

6. Now, press shutter button until you fill up the buffer.

7. Power off the camera (to clear the buffer)

7. Repeat steps above 3 times.

8. wet clean it.

I did my 3 times before making a test shot. And now my sensor is cleaned.

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500 PM New Member • Posts: 8
Re: How I got rid of oil spots issue on my D600.

Interesting...so is a consensus developing that the problem is too much oil at assembly time and with use it goes away? I've just wet cleaned mine after about 600 shots and it's now perfectly spotless, but based on what I've been reading I can expect crap to reappear almost immediately.

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Re: How I got rid of oil spots issue on my D600.

runscape wrote:

I like to share my way to get rid of oil spots for ever. If you interested. Instead of sending my camera in for service. I spent an hour to do this.

1. Remove lens from camera

2. Put black cap on camera

3. Remove memory card/s (leave them in if you like)

4. Set image quality to jpeg low

5. Set camera shooting mode to "CH"

6. Now, press shutter button until you fill up the buffer.

7. Power off the camera (to clear the buffer)

7. Repeat steps above 3 times.

8. wet clean it.

I did my 3 times before making a test shot. And now my sensor is cleaned.

which cleaning kit to you use ?

Ernie Misner
Ernie Misner Veteran Member • Posts: 3,000
Re: How I got rid of oil spots issue on my D600.

That's what I call creative thinking!   You might try making sure the camera is good and warm before doing that also.   My D700 seems to get oil spots more on a hot day.

runscape OP Contributing Member • Posts: 751
Re: How I got rid of oil spots issue on my D600.

Eclipse and Pec Pad.

I bought Eclipse swab and used up. I kept the plastic sticks. I wrap the Pec Pad on them and a few drops of Eclipse cleaning fluid.

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Greg Gebhardt
Greg Gebhardt Forum Pro • Posts: 25,455
I wrap a pec pad aroound a wood stick

It has worked great and is WAY cheaper than those swabs.  First time you clean your oil spattered sensor, it will take multiple tries as the first few attempts smear the oil.

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Ludachris New Member • Posts: 11
Re: How I got rid of oil spots issue on my D600.

Great idea!

Thanks

eolian Regular Member • Posts: 270
Re: How I got rid of oil spots issue on my D600.

OP, would you mind running your camera on CH mode at 1/4000th of a second and perhaps upside down and see if any more dust/debris appears?  I find that high shutter speeds seem to "dislodge" more dust.

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Bryan Cady Regular Member • Posts: 203
Re: How I got rid of oil spots issue on my D600.

runscape wrote:

I like to share my way to get rid of oil spots for ever. If you interested. Instead of sending my camera in for service. I spent an hour to do this.

1. Remove lens from camera

2. Put black cap on camera

3. Remove memory card/s (leave them in if you like)

4. Set image quality to jpeg low

5. Set camera shooting mode to "CH"

6. Now, press shutter button until you fill up the buffer.

7. Power off the camera (to clear the buffer)

7. Repeat steps above 3 times.

8. wet clean it.

I did my 3 times before making a test shot. And now my sensor is cleaned.

I'm curious if you did that procedure one more time, and if there was oil before a clean.

eNo
eNo Forum Pro • Posts: 11,744
As expected, good to know

Only drawback is that you are reducing your camera's shutter life by the number of actuations consumed in your procedure. But that should be insignificant if not meaningless for most of us. I have yet to even come close to approaching the shutter life on any of the cameras I've owned. I need to get out and shoot more.

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sandy b Veteran Member • Posts: 8,247
I agree, good post
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