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The horse knocked it off the barn shelf........

.........all I get now is a line of Japanese. When put in shoot mode I can see but nothing works. I am just wondering if maybe....just a slight chance....that I can somehow try to reset it. There is no rattling or anything just the line of Japanese in the LCD and when on view mode or any other mode it is a blue screen with this same line...about 8 characters worth. Thanks for any help offered.

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Re: The horse knocked it off the barn shelf........

Well I guess the only help is to cut the horse's hay allowance to get the camera fixed or replaced. Sony will give a quote you wont like,

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