A story about a problem with the Canon EOS R6’s main electronic dial spinning with rubbing alcohol.

Hey everyone!
This time, I’d like to talk about how I solved the problem of Canon EOS R6’s main electronic dial spinning with rubbing alcohol.

EOS R6 main electronic dial spinning problem

It has been almost two years since I started using EOS R6, and recently, the main electronic dial of EOS R6 started to spin around.
When I click the main electronic dial, sometimes it does not respond.
This is a serious situation.

Incidentally, Olympus’ OM-D E-M1 had a similar problem with the rear dial and had to be sent for repair once before.
The problem with the E-M1 was fixed after the repair, of course, but after using it for a while, the same problem started to appear again, so I left it as it is now.

I cured it by putting rubbing rubbing alcohol on it and turning it tick by tick.

I don’t know what kind of structure is inside the main electronic dial, but my guess was that some kind of dirt was causing poor contact or slippage.

Then I thought, “If I could clean it with anhydrous ethanol (rubbing alcohol) or something like that, wouldn’t that solve the problem?” I thought.

I really don’t want to do anything rash with precision instruments, but it’s okay, isn’t it?
Let’s give it a try.

I’ll give it a try.

Prepare rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs.

rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs

Penetrate the cotton swab with a flatter level of rubbing alcohol.

Apply rubbing alcohol to cotton swab

While dabbing the tip of the cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol onto the main electronic dial, turn the dial tick-tock several times to the left and right.

While dipping the tip of a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol Turn the dial

And guess what, the spinning of the main electronic dial has been successfully resolved.
The EOS R6 is working fine.
I’ll give it a try.

Then, I gently sucked up the remaining rubbing alcohol on and around the main electronic dial with a tissue and clicked the dial again.
When all the remaining rubbing alcohol is gone, the mission is complete.

Try at your own risk.

In my case, it may have just worked by chance, and there may be more than one cause for the dial spinning.
You can read this article and try it as well, but do so on your own risk.

So, this time I told you how I solved the problem of the Canon EOS R6’s main electronic dial spinning with rubbing alcohol.

I hope you guys found it useful!
And if you try it, do so at your own risk!

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