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Display and viewfinder greenish, pictures ok though

For some days, both LCDs on my camera show a monochrome, green picture, kind of like when in infrared mode. But its not, and also all menus have the same tone (even in 'Set up'-Mode). The pictures it takes are just fine. Some weeks ago, the screens were kind of blurry, coloring vertical edges. But since that fixed itself after a while, I didn't pay attention to it. I suspect it has something to do with a damaged cable for the red and blue color components, since a broken CCD or broken LCDs seem unlikely judging from the symptoms(?)

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Ccd is the main suspect. Try cleaning the contacts of the flexible film connectors attached to the CCD or replacement is the only alternative.Sony does not supply the CCD and the whole lens which is expensive has to be replaced. Stay in touch

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