Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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When I turn on the camera I don't see anything.

It is as though the lens cap is on, I see display stuff but nothing through the lens or display

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  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    but with the cybershot dsc-t1

  • briny60061 May 06, 2009

    Problem just started after charging the camera. At first the display was very distorted with static lines. I reset and removed the battery. The display is now just a blank screen with all the modes displayed. No visual linkage to picture to be taken. Either on the LCD display or the eye view finder.

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This is a common problem with this camera. Sony will repair it for free plus $20 shipping/handling.

Go to this web site.

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Check if the camera is set to see throo the other eye - not to the lens

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