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Sony dsc f717 digital camera. Pictures are coming out as one big blur. Even my LCD and traditional viewer show one big blur when I look through them. I have worked with the focus, but to no avail. Camera was manufactured March 2003.

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There may be the issue with the CCD (image sensor device) of the Camera. This is a known issue with this Camera.

Refer this article to confirm this:

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?news_id=161&mdl=DSCF717

Check whether the LCD screen of the Camera looks similar as given on the page.


If yes, click on the "Yes" button at the end of the page to create an online Repair Request for sending the Camera to the Sony Factory Service Center.

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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Sounds like the CCD is damaged. Sony was fixing this problem free of charge but has since discontinued the free repair. If your camera was exposed to excessive heat, such as in a car during the summer, the CCD could be damaged from an iodine vapor within the camera itself.

Here's a website that has a few photos showing some distorted images from a bad CCD.

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

The Sony websites that listed information regarding the free repair are no longer available.

I know this doesn't help your situation but if you can obtain a new CCD from Sony parts or similar, there's a YouTube video showing someone replacing one in under 10 minutes.

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

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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