How To Clean CMOS

Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) is used for image sensors and data sensors. This technology is used for integrated circuits for optimum performance and quality effects. CMOS produces dynamic effects and high end technology. However, once dust and dirt accumulates on the sensor this would affect the quality and performance of the device.

Here are the steps on how to clean CMOS:

  • When there is dirt and dust on the CMOS, it leaves you with two options. Either to clean it or to bring it to the camera repair shop and that will cost a couple of dollars. CMOS is a sensitive device and it should be properly cleaned.
  • It is better to follow the CMOS manufacturer’s guidelines before cleaning the CMOS. Check the possible problems other than dirt accumulation. If you see too much dirt, then clean it. If there are other problems concerning just leave it behind and turn it over to the technicians.
  • If the problem is mainly dirt, plug the camera into the DC coupler and remove the lens and switch it on. By then set the camera into cleaning mode. Steer in the camera’s menu and go to custom. Enable the Custom Function to clean the CMOS.
  • Set the camera’s shutter. Open the shutter by pressing the button down.
  • Get a blower and blow a low-pressure air into the sensor. Carefully remove all the dirt and dust in the sensor. Do not blow it using your mouth to avoid saliva from dropping into the device.
  • Wipe off using a swab to remove all the stubborn dirt and excess dust.
  • After cleaning turn the camera on and place back the lens. Check if the cmos if functioning well. Determine the result of the images.

Cameras nowadays have CMOS sensors for clearer and vivid images. If there is plenty of dust and dirt on the camera and it is no longer functioning well, take it to your local repair shop. Do not use a blower that has high pressure or contains chemicals. And always avoid using tissue or cotton to wipe the sensor.

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