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Still have a white LCD Screen!

My Cyber-shot DSC-S40 LCD screen is still white. I tried looking for the Cyber shot logo that several people have recommended to try and correct the problem, but I can't see it. My camera is just over a year old. Any suggestions are much appreciated. thanks Ed

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  • Cfeierabend Dec 30, 2007

    Amazing! My screen just all of a sudden went white. So I got out trusty google, found this site and tried hitting my camera in the 'sweet spot' and BAM like magic it works again! Thanks alot guys you are awesome!

  • MartyAz Jan 01, 2008

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  • Haile Jan 01, 2008

    My DSC-S40 is still white after many trials.



    Can't take photos.



    Power is on. But scree is white.



    Regards

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    When I on my camera a question arise to set the time and date every time. And when I take stills itz seems to be white and lines all over the screen.

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    In my camera there is white display every time when i take stills, and when i switch in camera ask for setting date and time often????

  • Neilus Mar 10, 2008

    When I turn on my camera the lcd screen shows blank white and does not show any images.

  • ninglus Mar 13, 2008

    I have same problem: when I switch on, screen is blank white. Camera actually takes pictures OK, but you can't see them on the screen. I consulted the online manual at http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/2589978121.p... pages 72, 73 and 58. It looked as if it might have been that I disconnected the camera from the computer after downloading some pics, without doing the "disconnect hardware" routine as described on p 58, so I did that, several times, and in different combinations, like removing the usb before switching off the camera and visa versa, but all to no avail. The camera is still usable, but only if viewing throughthe eyepiece.

    I contacted some sonycentres, but they only do a send-away service, which costs 45 pounds sterling non-refund deposit. Any suggestions???

  • NAMr Mar 16, 2008

    Whenever i switch on my camera or when i click a pic or a video the screen remains white ...Any solutions to this?

  • aponylover Apr 27, 2008

    Same issue: LCD remains white - camera is just over 1 year old and has never been hooked up directly to a computer. I always remove the memory stick when the camera is "off" and put the memory stick in the computer port.

    Camera will still take movies and still photos outdoors, still zooms and powers on and off just fine. The LCD just shows white.

    Called Sony but they want $115 to fix it (a new non-sony camera is a cheaper option). One month out of warranty and Sony said too bad!

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On the front of the camera, under the flash, two inches from the lens, hit this spot not hard just firm. Do it with the cam ON so you can see it work. Now if you want to fix it you will need to take it apart

Posted on Jul 27, 2007

  • m. a. c. Jun 20, 2013

    this worked Thank You Ok now ow do I fix this issue?

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It works for me to...thanks Muccione...it's unbelieveble...

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It works yipee

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Worked for me too, thanks!

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I was on here to ask for help with my "white screen problem" as well, but thanks to Miccionne!! My problem is fixed! You're awesome!

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

That Sony should front up and realise how many of their cameras are obviously doing this and have a recall of them. You only have to google "Sony Cyber-shot screen goes white" to see how many are doing it!!!!

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

The sweet spot tap works! Pure genius, simple and effective.
Now can you tell me where to hit so I can lower my high cholesterol....

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

Thank you so much muccione, it works.
God Bless You

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

Your a bloody genius mate nice one!!!!

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Thanks, Y'all. I tapped it and it worked. THANKS!!!!

Posted on May 05, 2008

Worked a treat thanks

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

Muccione! Thanks, it worked!!

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Miccionne,
Thanks for the info regarding the "sweet spot".
It worked like magic!
Just wish I were brave enough to open the camera for the permanent repair.....
THANKS for saving me from purchasing another camera!

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

Muccione
Bedankt voor de tip hij werkt weer na drie tikken

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Muccione - you are a star. Just saved me buying yet another digital camera afetr my second Sony developed this White Screen problem. Your solution worked brilliantly. Thanks. IanMo

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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Muccione, you beautiful darling person! I selected a spot about 10mm below the flash tube on the front, and tapped it on the corner of a wooden table, and caplow! my lcd screen returned!!! How did you find this out?? Cheers, ninglus

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If you want to permanently fix it. Try:

http://www.depreyswildlife.com/Mods/Sony%20S40/S40LCDWorB.pdf

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

Hitting that spot worked.... I was ready to toss it in the garbage and buy a new camera.... THANKS....

Posted on Aug 08, 2007

I didn't believe it, but simply pressing the spot "muccione" mentioned restored my screen. Thanks again "muccione"! You helped me see the pics of my 2yr young nephew treating in the hospital.

Posted on Jul 30, 2007

  • chiramel May 23, 2011

    what a wonderful solution. It worked.

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Sony Technical customer support is the place to go Is it only just over a year old. This is a hardware failure- connector loose or a firmware failure on the main board. There will not be a repair by a third party firm available to you. Sony- be nice to them - fib a little is it only just over a year you will possibly get a total replacement or a 'swap out' for a small fee.

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If you need a new LCD pl.contact me. sonyspares

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