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Old Aug 12, 2011, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by modea2 View Post
Re-flashing DID NOT get it working again

Could the mark actually be alive? Could it literally be A MICROSCOPIC BUG ?????

For anyone who's interested, here is a link to a webpage showing the fault occurring:-

Does the other fault previously mentioned by other posters look like this?
That is most likely caused by a small piece of foreign material INSIDE the lens CMOS module, in the narrow gap between the back of the lens and the CMOS chip. When you move the camera, the piece of dirt moves. To fix that you will need to unscrew the plastic lens barrel from the plastic CMOS chip holder piece, but recent posts say the newer cameras are using a VERY strong adhesive to hold the lens. Earlier versions were easy to unscrew the lens barrel by chipping off the adhesive with a sharp tool, then tightly (but not TOO tight) holding the square CMOS chip holder with some pliers whil turning the lens barrel counter-clockwise to loosen it. With newer cameras, some have been ruined by trying to do this.

You may want to have the camera replaced rather than trying to fix it yourself?
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