Raising dead pixels on a Canon DSLR

Learned a super awesome trick today for Canon DSLRs that get a hot/dead/stuck pixel on the sensor. It’s not foolproof and might not fix the issue, but it turns out that it has fixed the problem for many people including a friend of mine today, so that’s good enough for me!

  1. Take off your lens, putting the lens cap on to protect it.
  2. Put your body cap on to cover your camera’s sensor.
  3. Turn your camera on, and go to the second “wrench” setting page on the menu.
  4. Scroll down to “Sensor Cleaning”, Select it.
  5. Select “Clean manually”
  6. Click “OK” when it tells you the mirror will open up.
  7. Let the mirror stay open for about 30-60 seconds, and then turn off the camera.
  8. Put the lens back on the camera, turn it back on, and take a few pictures
  9. If you’re lucky, you will have risen your pixel from the dead!

Should we call it an excerpt from the NecronomiCanon? ;)