Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera
When i turn on my camera, i see a bright white screen, the lens still opens, i can still take pictures and view on computer, but NOTHING is on my screen. i tried playing with buttons over and over, i hear beeps, like its going through all the menus, but i still cant see anyything, from what i can tell everything else seems to be working. help!
If the LCD is all white when this occurs it is the LCD that is at fault. Verify this by shooting a couple photos, if the photos look good when viewed on a computer, the CCD is not at fault. The LCD module has had problems with the harness that connects it rubbing againts the metal frame of the camera and causing similar problems. Hope this helps you. Joe Weibel customelectronics.org
Posted on Feb 16, 2007
A failed CCD will not affect the display of text and icons on your LCD screen. The CCD is the image sensor inside the camera, the LCD is the screen you see on the back. If the CCD has failed you will still see text and icons from the cameras menu system normally, but recorded images will be messed up. It is most likely that the CCD has not failed and in fact the LCD has either come disconnected inside the camera or has been damaged.
Posted on Feb 24, 2007
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 somthing about that support rib. Here's some more info: http://www.pechorin.com/m/2006/07/01/Sony_DSCS40_Screen_Problems-266192.html
Posted on Aug 11, 2006
Same problem with an HP R817, not fixed by tapping / banging it etc.
Figuring I had nothing to lose I removed the back of the camera to get to the LCD, which is a simple job on the R817 - seven obvious screws.
Once open, prod / squeeze the ribbon connector and LCD frame where it enters the LCD, that'll be your most likely problem area. I padded mine with a small strip of plastic and now have a working camera again.
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
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!
Posted on Jul 27, 2006
I have Fuji FinePix 2650 Digital camera with same problem. I can almost guarantee this is not a firmware problem. I went mountain biking a few months ago and take pictures. I take out camera and turn on. I get lines then white screen. I banged on camera and fixed it. Later a few weeks ago I turn it on and white screen. i beat this thing and get bad menu selection screen for a moment then white again. It takes pictures well and talk to computer no problem but no LCD picture. I thinking it is loose connection for LCD. Send it for repair or if you seek adventure try to fix it yourself!
Posted on Nov 30, 2006
I have a Olympus SP 350 digital camera. I have an issue with my screen.. When I turn my camera on, it shows a blank white screen.. What does that mean??? The only thing it has on the screen is HQ 3264x2448 [xD] 106 with a little square box beside the 106. That's it... Can anyone assist me??
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
Thank you so much. I went on another site and they told me to knock or rap the LCD. Of course I have no clue what an LCD ribbon is, so I kept smaking it everywhere. Finally when I used this advice and pressed the lower right corner of the screen it worked! No more white screen! I was all scared I'd have to buy a new camera. Thank you! What would people do without the internet??
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
I also pressed on lower right corner of display and that worked.... The lcd came back to life....Thanx for the advice folks......
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
I tried rapping sharply on the display, and the image returned! But the monitor no longer rotates orientation when the display is twisted, like it's supposed to. Still, got an image, eh!
Posted on Dec 17, 2007
Here's an updated working link:
Posted on Dec 14, 2007
Destroy the camera...
is a solution, right?
Posted on Dec 01, 2007
This sounds like a defective Sony CCD issue. If so, Sony will fix your Minolta camera for free (with free shipping) regardless of warranty. You need to do this before March 31, 2008 so get going! See this link:
The Dimage models that Sony is accepting for the recall repair are:
Dimage 7HI, 7I, A1, Xi, F300, XT, X20, S414.
Posted on Nov 17, 2007
Is their a redcall for any of the olympus cameras? (the ccd issue)
Posted on Jul 21, 2007
Are you seeing you pictures you took when you download them. If you do it you don't have the sensor problem you just have a broken LCD
Posted on Mar 10, 2007
Hey sillygirl, you are by far the single most awesome person in the face of the planet "partially defunct digi-cam". The majority of my sunday was spent cleaning and trying to repair my "once presumably thought as broken" digi-cam, gave up and went online for troubleshooting tips. Could not locate one site that could offer tips or advice to reanimate my device. Came across your one comment and BLADOW!!! Left the battery out of it's cuby hole for about a minute and voila, it's resurrected. Thank you. And let me take you out for dinner sometime... it's the least a bashful guy like myself can do. AYE!!!
Posted on Mar 05, 2007
Tapping the screen worked for me. But the white screen came again. Can anybody suggest a solution for this problem.
Posted on Feb 16, 2007
Pressing the screen in the lower right corner worked for me, I had the same problem, THANKS!!!
Posted on Feb 02, 2007
Not the CCD, it can still take pictures as stated in symptoms, looks like a bad LCD driver board.
Posted on Jan 11, 2007
I have same probs with my finepix a2600, i have found the cause that is some of the fine copper wire inside the ribon cable are broken, you can't realy see it unless using magifying glass. there is no way to fix it by resetting it. you have to get the lcd replaced. yours could be same problem or just loose connection.
Posted on Dec 28, 2006
I'm having the same problem with my Vivicam 3615. I tried resetting it but that didn't help either. Also tried adjusting the white balance and that didn't work. Forgive me if I'm being ignorant but what is the CCD? Not too camera savvy here.
Posted on Dec 23, 2006
Tried the solution on the blank screen. Reset the camera then removed the batteries for 10 minutes ,tried twice nothing worked could you please help me with this problem. Thanks
Posted on Dec 13, 2006
I have exactly the same problem as bevprpl. I tried the suggestion of removing batteries for a few minutes, in fact I waited 10min then put new batteries in, but no change. As stated before the camera works perfectly in all other respects, but of course you have to go to the computer to find out if it is still working. And how will I know when the batteries are low? One additional point: by pressing the "Display" button the screen goes from white to black. My Fuji A345 was bought in July 2005.
Posted on Nov 14, 2006
I too am experiencing this issue. I tried removing the battery and even letting the battery run down, however that didn't change or improve the problem. I also attempted to go to the vivtar website for help and was unsuccessful. They have an "ebox" chat help, but everytime we attempted to open it we were redirected to the same page were were one and there weren't any white papers in the technical support. I have a feeling that we might just be out of luck on this one! I'm sorry that I couldn't supply any more help. I just wanted to let you know that there are other experiencing this issue. To feed my own curiosity, did your issue begin with an odd black blob on the screen? That is how ours occured, we used it, put it away in it's case, came back a few weeks later, and there was the blob. The next time we turned it on the screen was white. It still takes fantastic pictures, but the joy of having a digital camera is to view/delete directly on the camera.
Posted on Aug 28, 2006
Try here http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_BrowseCatalog-Start?CategoryName=hid_legalnotice
Posted on Aug 14, 2006
I have an HP photosmart r725. The company said to take out the memory card and battery for about 15 seconds, and if you look by the battery, there should be a tiny hole-poke a paperclip, or something in the hole. This is the reset button. Put the battery and memory card back in. Ours comes and goes still, but it's a start.
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
Your lcd connector has been get looser or some carbon comes on the lcd flap/connector
Posted on Mar 05, 2007
Okay, me again:some corrections:the lens doesn't come out. it stays collapsed.i left the battery out for a night.nothing happened. i also left out the memory card too- no change.
Posted on Jun 24, 2006
Have you tried reseting the camera? remove batteries and replace after several minutes, if there's no other way, or in addition. Post back, let us know how it turned out.
Posted on Jun 04, 2006
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