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Black LCD Image w/ flickering static lines

The camera turns on and I'm able to see the menu settings alright. The only problem is that the image I see in the LCD is a black screen that has flickering static lines that come and go every few seconds. I believe that the static lines are the "windows" of light the lens is able to catch, as I've noticed that the colours of them change slightly when different coloured items are placed in front of the lens.

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    i have excatly the same problem. But sony charge £150 to fix it.. is there cheaper way ?

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Http://esupport.sony.com/perl/news-item.pl?news_id=161&mdl=DSCU20

Go here and you can get a request for free repair. It will cost $15.00 for shipping.

Offer ends March 31, 2009

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Your camera is on a list of a recall because of bad image sensors(ccd) Contact sony repir in your owners manual and see where they want you to send it , as even if its out of warrantee it will be repaired. Try this # or like I said a contact # in your owners manual 800-488-7669 Good Luck

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