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Announced February 2005, the Canon PowerShot A520 features 4.0-megapixel sensor with a 4x optical zoom lens.

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How do I clean battery leakage?

How can I clean alkaline battery leakage out of the camera? I have a PowerShot A530.

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I use rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol and Q-tips.

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Oh, and one other tip is to get a very soft tooth brush, preferably one of those one with the uneven bristles.

Those kind of ones that you get for free on the airplanes are perfect, so if you see something like that in a dollar store, that'd be the one. I wouldn't be using an Oral-B brush as you might brush off something from a circuit board.

Then for those areas that are suborn, you can soak a Q-tip and then press the Q-tip on the area to clean to help the alcohol soak in. Then you can use the tooth brush to gently brush away the debris and not get cotton stuck to anything.

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A little trick is to use a rubber eraser if it won't come off. I personally use a rubber cleaning wheel on a dremel and it makes short work of it.


Careful with an eraser with camera gear though, you don't want to get that on your sensor.


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