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Blank Screen and faulty shutter blades

I have a Sony DSC-S600 cyber shot digital camera. Whenever I click to go from view pictures to take a photo or record a video, the screen goes blank/black. I can view pictures but not take new ones or a video. Also, the shutter blades don't fully open or close whenever the camera is in "take a photo" or "record video" mode. If I am just viewing old pictures the camera functions normally. Please help!!! Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    when i switched on the screen come blank, and red light flushes at the right corner of the camera

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    I have Sony Cybershot DSC S600. Its camera shutter is misbehaving. It is working well in 'view photo mode' but as soon as it is switched to 'take phoTo mode' , the lense opens a little and the power is suddenly switch off automaticaly. I have changed the batteries but the problem persists.


  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    Blank Screen and faulty shutter
    blades problem

  • craigalbert3 Jul 26, 2008

    I have a Sony Cyber Shot DCS-T1. It works fine in the view photo mode. When I try to take a picture, the screen goes black or blurry. I've changed the battery. That didn't help.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    Exactly the same problem!! Thanks for the info on Nickel batteries! xxx

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Batteries totally charged.will allow access of stored photos. just will not allow me to take photos. Screen/camera goes black as if no batteries.



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I found out the hard way that you should never use alkaline batteries in a Digital Camera. I thought my camera had a fundamental flaw (power kept going off whenever I tried to take a photo or record a video and the shutter blades half closed) even though it was only 2 months old. I nearly wrote it off but all along the problem was that I was using alkaline batteries, which incidentally were enclosed with the camera in the box!! Once I switched to NiMH (Nickel) batteries the camera worked fine and the fault completely vanished! These NiMH batteries are avaiable in most electrical shops i.e currys/comet in the UK. They must be charged before use. They are more expensive than alkaline batteries (£8-£9 for 4) but as they are rechargable they last a long time.

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