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LCD Blank when in camera or movie mode

I can view pictures in my folder but cannot take pictures nor movies the lcd stays blank. Sometimes after I have tried changing setting the lcd is active again and I can take photos again until I switch it off, then when I put it back on again the lcd is blank again and I have to go everywhere to try to set it on again. it seems to come on at random.

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Defective ccd imager!! There's an internal loose inside ccd imager. Sony will replace this ccd imager free of charge. Year 2002 up to 2005 released units has a factory defect ccd imager. the company recalled those units and replaces with a stronger version of ccd imager.( they are still doing it). check it out.

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