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Lcd screen the screen illuminates,but it doesn't display anything.

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  • katarzyna Nov 18, 2007

    hi,my canon digital camera ixus i 5.0pixels used to work good,i left it for few weeks.everything its working now,just can not see nothing on screen which turned grey

  • art14i Nov 26, 2007

    same problem here...it just illuminates but shows nothing...it does take pics tho...cause i checked it on my comp...any idea how to get it fixed or how this happnd?

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2007

    Sony DSC-F717 camera suddenly does not show anything through the lens. Old pictures, settings, etc. can be viewed and edited but no view when camera is pointed. Zooms work on lenses. Suspect wiring issue in the movable lens assembly or CCD array. Any help? Any history of this on this camera?

  • harryc75a Dec 24, 2007

    screen show white streaks and nothing else

  • mollib Dec 30, 2007

    white streak on lcd. already uploaded pictures to computer. how to delete pictures from camera?

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My Sony DSC-S40 camera went from working fine to having a snowy white display screen and no shown images or data without anything to cause it happening. It was in a good safe location at my PC desk no humidity or high temperatures etc etc. It still took photos and I could still connect to my PC and download and view photos but the camera LCD display screen showed nothing but white.
I have just spent an hour on the internet and located the website below with link attached and I have also posted the comment there in quotes.

I tried pushing on the screen in all corners but no change.
I then did as suggested and gave the front of the camera a firm tap on the Cyber-shot logo with my index finger knuckle and hey presto the display is working 100% AOK now.


http://www.digiforumz.com/DSC-S40-White-LCD-Fault-Problem-ftopict10806.html

lcd screen - icon_minipost.gif (Msg. 1) Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:16 pm
Post subject: Sony DSC-S40 White LCD Fault Problem
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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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Doesn't display anything.

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Do you see andything in playback mode? Does it take blank pictures also? there is a problem with the S series with a powersupply problem that can cause this. Sometimes holding it to a bright light will cause purple streaks and if it does then this is the issue you have. Im not sure why it happens. There is a guy who does sony repairs fairly cheap you may want to contact. His name is "Darntoothysam" he is good with sony cameras. I had an S75 repaired by him for $40! it had the same issue.

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As I understand, the flex connector to the LCD screen is rubbing against a support rib on the inside of the camera and causing it to short. This is a design flaw of the camera. For a quick temp fix, GENTLY press on the lower right corner of the LCD screen. For a more permanent solution, you have to pop open the camera and do something about that support rib. Here's some more info: http://www.pechorin.com/m/2006/07/01/Sony_DSCS40_Screen_Problems-266192.html

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Found solution - fault with CCD chip! Contact Sony call centre for free repair - 08705 143 480 Have a look at:-http://www.livingroom.org.au/photolog/news/sony_canon_and_nikon_advise_users_of_digital_camera_problems.php

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I had the same problem but now it's fixed!!! Removing the batteries did not help. I simply tapped the screen with my fingers and all of a sudden the LCD screen is working again. Before it was all whited out when I turned the camera on. Lucky - but I was just about to throw the camera out!! Hope you read this and it helps!

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