How can I clean the negative strip

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This is the first time I’m going to use the film scanner in our school. It has 4000 dpi, but it doesn’t have any blower etc. In order to clean the negatives before loading will be made I’ve observed that there were plenty of elements and even a few fingerprints on the scanned images.

How could I clean the negative strip Do I have to do it I do it right away before loading? I need some suggestions, tips from anybody.

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How can I clean the negative strip

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Things you need to clean up your Film Scanner:

  • Film Scanner Service Manual,
  • Philips screw,
  • Canned Air,
  • Antistatic Blow brush,
  • Antistatic Clothes,

Steps;

  1. Use Canned Air to blow and loosen up the dust and dirt inside the scanner.
  2. If your Film Scanner warranty has expired, turn upside down the film scanner to expose the metal plate locate all screws.
  3. Use Philips Screw to unscrew all the screws, remove the metal plate and you will see all the components of the film scanner.
  4. Locate the lens and mirror using the service manual, carefully removes some parts of the scanner until you can easily access the lens and mirror.
  5. Clean up the lens and mirror using antistatic blow brush and antistatic clothes, gently brush the lens and mirror to remove the dust after that return the film scanner parts and the metal plate. Bear in mind that “Don’t touch the lens and mirror” for the protection of the lens and mirror.
  6. Lastly please take note the steps in removing the film scanner parts.
  7. Test your scanner.

Thank you.

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