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19 years 11 months ago #3209 by galwayskywatchers
Another ToUcam problem was created by galwayskywatchers
I have little specks of dirt on my ToUcam lens, so when im imaging the sun im gona get some extra spots that i dont want, anyone know how to get rid of something like this.

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19 years 11 months ago #3211 by dave_lillis
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Ronan,
I used a cotton bud and veeerryy gently clean the front glass plate, it worked for me, but if you scratch yours, dont blame me... :wink:

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19 years 11 months ago #3212 by markdj
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I have used a dry cotton bud and it works great. Surprisingly, you have to go at it vary vigorously but be sure and do even strokes and try blowing the dust off softly first. I did it under flourescent light as it shows u everything but sunlight would work too obviously. try have the touCam connected with no lens on and see if you can see any spots then, it's a fairly good test. Then try looking at your diagonal but be very very careful as the mirror is very prone to scratching from dust.

Anything you do, don't blame me if you scratch it.

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19 years 11 months ago #3213 by Keith g
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Ronan, Try Air!, blow some air from even a hairdryer :D
Don't even have to touch the lens.

I use a very fine paintbrush - you know the one's that are used in art classes. If the air does'nt remove the dust try one of these. They're quite good. :idea:

Keith...

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19 years 11 months ago #3300 by daveg
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Hi ronan

Same warning - at your own risk.

I do it in this order -

compressed air,

dry cotton bud,

damp cotton bud with distilled water

remove PCB and use lens Pen

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