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Colored lines and spaces in lcd and view finder

Lcd and view finder nothing but colored lines and spaces. Hope someone can help Thanks s graves sony cybershot dscf7q7

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  • gnirps49 May 26, 2009

    Looks like it is a defect in the camera, sony will fix it and we pay for the shipping, Thank you!

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Sony DSC F717s manufactured from 2002 to 2004 had a CCD chip with an epoxy base that gave off a gas vapor if overheated (eg in a hot car in summer). Sony was replacing these faulty CCDs with a new one on a ceramic base, however, this free repair program has been discontinued by Sony.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

The above link will take you to a web page by Imaging Resources explaining the problem they found. It has some photos of an LCD displaying a view from an affected camera. This is no solution for you, rather a diagnosis. There is a YouTube video showing someone replacing one of these faulty CCDs. It's less than 10 minutes, real time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnZdEc9KY-U

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