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LCD screen shows technical data and menus, but not subjects or photos stored

My brother in law gave us his DSC-F717 after purchasing a new camera.

The problem is that we can bring up the LCD screen and all of the menu items can be displayed. We cannot get pictures stored on the memory stick to display, nor can we see what we could be possibly taking pictures of.

Is this an easy solution or did my wife's brother give us a camera with a common issue?

Help!

thanks,
Robert Beckman
robertbeckman@cableone.net

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Sony should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following link for more info:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/sony-konica-minolta-cameras.html

Applicable cameras include:
Cyber-shot DSC-F717, F88, P10, M1, P12, P2, P31, P32, P51, P52, P7, P71, P72, P8, P92, T1, T11, T3, T33, U10, U20, U30, U40, U50, U60, V1

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