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Blurry image in view finder

When I look through the lcd or view finder my image runs together in a vertical mess.  It appears that I am looking through a smeared window pane.  When I snap the picture the recorded image is also smeared.  What's up here?  It has been this way for months and the camera has always been inside and dry.   Thanks 
Bruce in Ohio

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  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2007

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  • cobra_fat Dec 19, 2007

    Yes, I have the same problem (also in Ohio). I have heard it is a known problem and that Sony will fix it free since it is there responsibility.



    I had bought a new sony $150 (7.2 megapixel, but no where near as good) to photograph coins. I reformated my old 1 gig memory stick with this new camea and it failed. I cannot reformat this now in either camera. Can I do something to get it to format?

  • Joe Roland Dec 19, 2007

    I can not believe what I just found out thanks to this site! My DSC-F717 was doing the smeared image thing as well and I had given up hope 5 months ago with estimates in excess of $300.00 to fix the problem. Not one time did the Sony service Department say it was under an extended recall. I have registered it and waiting on pre paid shipping instructions.

  • nfoote1956 Dec 21, 2007

    Exactly the same symptoms! Vertical smeared images in View & LCD. All other features are normal. No pics, all as seen in view finder and screen. This is my sole eBay camera, and this just happened! Excited to think Sony may help with it. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Nathan 517-663-8813

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    I have same problem all of a sudden, have had it for 4 years with no problems. How do we access the free service? thanks!

  • MasterYoda Feb 24, 2008

    I have a very similar problem with the images coming as smeared. It started out with horizontal bright lines starting to show up on the display and also in the pictures. Then, the whole picture started to come out blurry and ghost like. After trying to re-charge and keep the camera going for sometime, sometimes the problem diminished but never totally went away. I am very happy to read that this issue has been acknowledged by Sony and they are offering free service. I am not sure though if there is any information available on their website about this.

  • d_lasaine May 11, 2010

    Thanks to you guys for this info. I love my camera and thought it was doomed. Now, I've sent it off to Sony. Anyone have an idea of how long it took to get their camera back?

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