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Yellowish/Green cast seen through viewfinder

When I look in the viewfinder, it has a yellowish/green cast. Colors almost look b&W. Flash is not popping up.



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  • Claudia Sep 14, 2008

    Camera was sent back and repaired several years ago. I did the test for that CCD issue and it does not look like the test results. When I look in the viewfinder it is almost black and white with a greenish/yellow tint to the screen. On the menues the selections appear yellowish.

    Do I need a new battery?

    Thanks for your help.


  • Claudia Sep 15, 2008

    I though maybe the white balance was malfunction too but that was not it.

    I found that you can reset the camera and it will reboot with mfg. settings. Still did not work so I took the battery out waited 5 min. or so and wa la, problem fixed. Just taking out the battery might help for some but the rebooting and then taking the battery out worked for me.


  • Claudia Oct 21, 2008

    Well, the green tint is back again! :( I found somewhere in this forum that 2 others had the same problem. He said to tap the bottom of the camera. Didn't work for me. Today, I pulled the camera out and tried again. I reread the 2nd persons comment and it said he tapped the "right" hand bottom of the camera. I did that and it works. I am so happy. I just don't want to buy a new camera right now. The one I want is pretty $$$. Thanks again for this forum. Claudia


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Symptoms of your DSC-F717 shows problem in its CCD Imager IC and needs to replace.
Sony announced scheme of free of cost repair for your camera model with same symptoms. Click Sony CCD Issue for details.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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    Shahid Electronics Sep 14, 2008

    If you think its not CCD issue, then check its white balance for color tint problem. Its described in user manual and make sure camera get good white balance adjustment.


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