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Spot on pictures

There is a blury spot on lcd and on pictures which is quite diffuse without magnification but becomes smaller and more distict when the zoom is used. I have cleaned the exterior lens but to no avail. Could dust or something got inside the lens housing? and if so, how hard is it to dismantle and clean the lens assembly? Thanks

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Re: spot on pictures

Well short answer to your dismanlter question is do not. Contact Canon for a repair cost - this is fine lab work not for the kitchen table.

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

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Sony will repair your DSC-F717 free of cost as per announced scheme of CCD imager problem in few models and DSC-F717 is in list.

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