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DSC-S40 images in open and close area

Shots in open places is very white, no images can be seen. If the area is closed, the shots appears like with stripes on the screen.

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Re: DSC-S40 images in open and close area

Sound to me like the shutter assenbly is worn, this cause ventian blinds to appear in you shots and incorrect exposure times. sorry their is no cure

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

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// Maxim

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