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Over exposure of pictures in daylight or bright conditions

This may be the same problem as posted by Rhubarbie on 10/07/06, but I thought I'd make a new post to see if there are any udates to this kind og problem with the DiMAGE G400. After nearly 3 years and 1000's of trouble free pictures I have suddenly started to get "white out" on pictures taken in daylight or bright conditions. The LCD displays the shot perfectly before caputre, but after depressing the shutter release the image that is captured in these conditions is a complete white wash. I have tried resetting the camera to its default settings and have also tried to manually adjust the shutter speed and aperture, but neither of these has changed the outcome. Optimistically I'm hoping that this is a software/firmware issue. I have noticed that there is a firmware update (Ver 1.16 A) for G400's in a range of serial numbers into which my camera falls. Is it worth finding the relevant file to download and update the camera's firmware? Or would I be wasting my time? Does anyone know of a reliable site to obtain this firmware download from as the Konica/Minolta site seems not to be linking correctly to the download facility? On the other hand, amd I looking at a rather expensive repair bill, or even more depressingly am I now in the market for a new digital camera to replace my trusty G400? Any advice would be most welcome.

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Re: Over exposure of pictures in daylight or bright...

It happened also to me -the problem is caused by a broken flat cable, which is connecting aperture/shutter coils from inside of the lenses to controller board - it is poorly manufactured probably too short (extra stress at endo of zoom). I tried to repair it - by soldering to repair damaged part, see some photos there:,file=463303,file=463304,file=463305,file=463306,file=463307,file=463308,file=463309

Be carreful when trying the same, not forget to discarge flash capacitor and document all the taken-off parts to be able to assemble everthing back.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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Re: Over exposure of pictures in daylight or bright...

Thanks meee111!

At least mine works fully zoomed in now.
It also still works anyway in movie mode.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

Re: Over exposure of pictures in daylight or bright...

Mine has just developed the same fault except when I zoom to 2X and above it works OK. Like you I tried default and other settings to no avail.

Posted on Jul 03, 2007

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