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White Display on Screen

Hi Jackboy,

I have a problem with my Sony Cybershot DSC-S40 that It shows me a white display which means a complete white display on the LCD.

Could you please let me know what is the problem? Do i need to change my display or something?

Please advice.


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  • maeabatayo Sep 20, 2008

    Same thing happened to me, twice. For the first attempt, I tried re-installing the software and it worked. The display went back to normal and the cam started functioning. Now in my second attempt, I did all the troubleshooting and software re-installation. I even tried the suggestion but nothing seems to work.

    What now?



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I fixed the camera myself as follows:

1. Hold camera firmly in left hand
2. Smartly rap front of camera with knuckles of right hand on the "Cyber-shot" logo.

It worked, now the LCD is working again for free.

Guess I don't need to pay Sony $111.00 for repair service.

Best Regards .

M.R.Mohajeri - I.R.Iran

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

  • handybird Mar 11, 2011

    Thank you M.R.Mohajeri
    I gave mine a rap and now it is working!!


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Change the Camera Ragesh- a major fault - uynless you have a local repair shop

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icon_minipost.gif (Msg. 1) Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:16 pm
Post subject: Sony DSC-S40 White LCD Fault Problem
Archived from groups: rec>photo>digital (more info?)

From Davy

"After 18 months of use, and 6 months beyond the warrantee period, my DSC-S40
screen showed just plain white. I contacted Sony and was quoted 115 UK
pounds ($230) fixed charge to repair it.
Before sending it off I did a quick search of the internet and was amazed to
find that this is a common fault - the flexible cable to the LCD screen has
a design problem and tends to come loose. I was even more amazed to read
that the owner can easily fix it by rapping with a knuckle on the
'cybershot' logo on the front of the camera or pressing ******* the lower
right of the screen surround.

You would think that Sony would come clean on this and own up to its design
fault. I wonder how many owners have actually sent off for repair? -
probably not many cos the repair cost is priced to be just slightly higher
than the original price of the camera - clever! Its a bit ironic really cos,
although the camera had a lesser spec than competing cameras at the price, I
chose it because it was Sony and therefore I believed would be more reliable
and better supported. Seems those days are long gone!

Anyway if anyone else is having the same problem then that's the fix - but I
don't know how long for. A longer term fix is to remove the back of the
camera and push the flexible cable plug hard into the socket of the LCD.
But I can't find how to get the back off! "

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