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07-28-2007, 12:04 AM   #1
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Sensor cleaning > Sensor Swab > void warranty?

I know Sensor Swab has a guarantee against any damage to the sensor done by their tool(s), but would this contact-cleaning method make it noticeable enough to void the warranty? My problem is I just spent a total of $60 to send/expedite service and waited around 3 weeks this month for remapping and a sensor cleaning. HOWEVER, I still have dust spots; some look like they've been removed but their "residue" remains. I'm still covered by my warranty, but don't want to wait/pay AGAIN for something I COULD be able to do myself. But would a Sensor Swab leave "something behind" for Pentax to see on the sensor and end my warranty? Or should I just send it again? Or should I just "screw it," deal with it later? Thanks in advance.

07-28-2007, 12:51 AM   #2
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I ordered this cleaning kit. It's the Pentax official O-ICK1 image sensor cleaning kit. Why would you buy another product if Pentax has one already in the market?
07-28-2007, 01:10 AM   #3
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Take a read through this site. Personally i recommend eclipse cleaning solution (E2 if you are cleaning a k10D), a sensor wand and some pec pads to clean your sensor. Cleaning it wont void your warranty, even if by some incredible chance you leave some residue behind.

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