Persistent Dust Spec

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  1. Boomn4x4

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    Camera: Nikon D40

    I've got a dust speck in my view finder and I can't for the life of me get it to go away. Its got to be on the covering that is just above the mirror. I've rubbed it with a qtip, and a lens cloth, but it dosen't want to budge.

    Any ideas?
     
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    I had the same problem with mine, I guess the smartest idea is to get your camera to service. You may tray to clean it with a can of compressed air ( DO NOT USE IT UPSIDE DOWN COLD AIR MAY DAMAGE THE COMPONENTS) and just applay gently air into the prism it may help but as I said befor take it to the experts.
     
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    Is it in your viewfinder, mirror, sensor? Is it still in the images?
     
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    If it can be seen in the viewfinder, it can't be on the image sensor.

    The image sensor cannot be seen in the viewfinder.

    Does your camera have a pentamirror viewfinder? If so, the speck of dust could be inside the penta mirror complex. If it is, the camera will need to be partially disassembled to remove it. Edit: I just looked at your profile and the D40 does have a pentamirror viewfinder.

    Using a q-tip and a lens cloth were good ways to damage the focusing screen (that cover above the mirror).

    A blower/brush is a much better tool to use for that kind of task.
     

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