Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 Digital Camera
I have a Sony Cybershot 8.1 megapixels. Every once in a while the screen will turn black when I turn the camera on. The display will come up (shaky hand, flash, etc.) but no picture will show. The screen is black. When the camera takes a picture, it takes a black picture. What is the problem, why does it do this and how can I fix it? I have taken it into a Sony store before and they just do something with it and give it back to me and don't tell me how to do it myself! I know the solution takes less than five minutes to fix because that is the maximum amount of time I have ever spent in a Sony store! All help much appreciated!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have the same problem
The camera either has a stuck aperture inside the lens or a bad CCD sensor.
The aperture is the opening that allows light to enter the lens. If it's stuck closed no light goes in, so no display on the LCD and solid black pictures. The way to fix it is to replace the lens. You can try tapping or banging the camera on it's side on your hand or even gently on a table. This might unstick the aperture for a short time, but it will just stick again later.
If the CCD is bad the sensor won't show anything other than solid black, or sometimes purple/pink smeared lines. Again the solution is to replace the lens assembly, or look for a used CCD online and just switch that out instead.
Hope this helps!
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Posted on Jul 12, 2011
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