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CAMERA and VIDEO mode dead

The LCD of my camera doesn't show any VIDEO when i switched on to either CAMERA or VIDEO mode except for the icons and text display. However, the LCD works fine when i'm VIEWING the pictures from the card.

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Re: CAMERA and VIDEO mode dead

This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Sony should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following link for more info:
Applicable cameras include:
Cyber-shot DSC-F717, F88, P10, M1, P12, P2, P31, P32, P51, P52, P7, P71, P72, P8, P92, T1, T11, T3, T33, U10, U20, U30, U40, U50, U60, V1

CD Mavica MVC-CD250, CD400, CD500, and FD Mavica MVC-FD100, FD200

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