Precautions for handling, The camera, Lcd panel and lcd monitor – Canon EOS D30 User Manual

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Precautions for Handling

The Camera

(1) This camera is a precision instrument. Do not drop it or expose it to physical shock.
(2) The camera is not waterproof and should not be used in wet conditions or underwater. If

the camera gets wet, take it to your nearest Canon dealer as soon as possible. If small
amounts of water splash onto the camera, wipe it with a clean dry cloth. If the camera is
exposed to salty air, wipe it thoroughly with a slightly damp cloth.

(3) Never leave the camera close to devices that generate strong magnetic fields, such as

magnets or electric motors. Do not operate or leave the camera in areas where strong
electromagnetic signals are generated, such as near electronic transmission towers.
Exposing the camera to strong electromagnetic signals can cause it to malfunction and
destroy recorded image data.

(4) Do not leave the camera in hot locations, such as in a car sitting in direct sunlight. High

temperatures can damage the camera.

(5) The camera contains precision circuits. Never attempt to disassemble the camera or

service it yourself.

(6) Use a commercially available blower brush to remove any dust that accumulates on the

camera lens, viewfinder, mirror, or focusing screen. Do not use cleaners that contain
organic solvents to wipe off the camera body or lens. If the camera is very soiled, consult
your nearest Canon dealer.

(7) Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your hands. Doing so could corrode

the contacts and interfere with the camera’s normal operation.

(8) If you take the camera quickly from a cold location into a warm one, condensation can

form on the outside and inside of the camera. To prevent this, place the camera in an
airtight, resealable plastic bag until it warms up to the ambient temperature.

(9) Do not use the camera if condensation forms on it, or you could damage it. If this occurs,

remove the CF card and battery from the camera, and wait until the condensation has
evaporated before using the camera.

(10) If the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove its battery and store the

camera in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location. While the camera is in storage, operate its
shutter periodically to make sure that it is working.

(11) Avoid storing the camera in locations where potentially corrosive chemicals are used,

such as in a laboratory.

(12) If the camera has been in storage for an extended period, check its components before

using it. If you have not used the camera for some time or are planning to take shots you
will not want to lose (overseas vacation, etc.), have the camera checked by your Canon
dealer beforehand, or check for yourself that the camera components are working properly.

LCD Panel and LCD Monitor

(1) LCD displays are manufactured using high-precision technology. Even so, very small

black, red, or green dots can occasionally appear on a display. This is within the normal
99.98% range for valid picture elements (pixels), and does not indicate a fault. Such
aberrations on the display also do not affect recorded images.

(2) Do not press hard on an LCD display or subject it to impacts, as this can cause display

flaws and damage.

(3) If an LCD display becomes soiled, clean it with a commercially available blower brush, or

wipe it with a soft cloth, taking care not to scratch the screen. If an LCD display becomes
extremely soiled, consult your nearest Canon dealer.