How Do I Clean the Film Door on the Nikon N90s Camera?

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How Do I Clean the Film Door on the Nikon N90s Camera?
Basic SLR maintenance keeps your camera running smoothly. (digital slr image by CraterValley Photo from Fotolia.com)

The Nikon N90s camera is a compact, SLR camera used by professionals and amateurs. This camera is known for being durable. However, performing basic maintenance and cleaning helps to keep your camera in the best shape possible. Cleaning the film door is a task that you can perform at home with a few basic supplies, leading to clearer pictures and an easier, faster film-loading process.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Finish and rewind any film currently in the camera. Cleaning the film door requires you to open the camera back, which ruins any unexposed film left in the body. Remove the film and set aside.

  2. 2

    Replace the lens cap or cover the lens housing with a Nikon body cover.

  3. 3

    Press down on the sliding latch located on the side of the camera body to release the film door.

  4. 4

    Lay the camera, lens-side down, on the dust-free cloth. Your camera will be lying with the film door open, so take care not to get dust into the camera.

  5. 5

    Spray compressed air on the film door, aiming away from the camera body. Move the hinges slightly to release any grit trapped in the mechanism.

  6. 6

    Wipe the film door with an anti-static cloth to remove any lingering debris. Remember to move away from the camera body as you wipe to avoid dropping debris into the camera body.

  7. 7

    Reload the camera and close the film door immediately to prevent any further debris from gathering on the door and body.

Tips and warnings

  • A sticky N90s may indicate that the rubber door seal is breaking down. This is a job for a professional camera-repair facility, since a bad seal can damage your film.

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