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DCS-S40 White LCD screen whats up?

Sony Cybershot DCS-S40 LCD screen is pure white any ideas on a fix?

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I posted a pic i edited.
this is a hardware issue that really has no perm fix. but is easily fixable with my pic.

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Posted on Oct 19, 2009


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SOURCE: Sony DSC-S40 White LCD Screen - Permanent Fix

Needs a little brute force. Release all screws you can find. At the bottom above the o of the word Sony is a plastic lip (or clip) which you cannot see, but holds the camera together.
Do be affraid to pull a bit and it will come off.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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SOURCE: White LCD screen

sir, u replace ur LCD

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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SOURCE: White Display on Screen

I fixed the camera myself as follows:

1. Hold camera firmly in left hand
2. Smartly rap front of camera with knuckles of right hand on the "Cyber-shot" logo.

It worked, now the LCD is working again for free.

Guess I don't need to pay Sony $111.00 for repair service.

Best Regards .

M.R.Mohajeri - I.R.Iran

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony Cybershot S40 has white screen.still sounds

This sounds incredibly stupid but it instantly works- I had this problem with both of my daughter's camera (same model number)
On the front of the camera, to the right of the lense and under the flash, it says "Cyber-shot". Press that spot really hard/punch it. The LCD should return instantly. 

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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I fixed the camera myself as follows:

1. Hold camera firmly in left hand
2. Smartly rap front of camera with knuckles of right hand on the "Cyber-shot" logo.

It worked, now the LCD is working again for free.

Guess I don't need to pay Sony $111.00 for repair service.

Best Regards .

M.R.Mohajeri - I.R.Iran

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My Sony DSC-S40 camera went from working fine to having a snowy white display screen and no shown images or data without anything to cause it happening. It was in a good safe location at my PC desk no humidity or high temperatures etc etc. It still took photos and I could still connect to my PC and download and view photos but the camera LCD display screen showed nothing but white.
I have just spent an hour on the internet and located the website below with link attached and I have also posted the comment there in quotes.

I tried pushing on the screen in all corners but no change.
I then did as suggested and gave the front of the camera a firm tap on the Cyber-shot logo with my index finger knuckle and hey presto the display is working 100% AOK now.

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From Davy

"After 18 months of use, and 6 months beyond the warrantee period, my DSC-S40
screen showed just plain white. I contacted Sony and was quoted 115 UK
pounds ($230) fixed charge to repair it.
Before sending it off I did a quick search of the internet and was amazed to
find that this is a common fault - the flexible cable to the LCD screen has
a design problem and tends to come loose. I was even more amazed to read
that the owner can easily fix it by rapping with a knuckle on the
'cybershot' logo on the front of the camera or pressing ******* the lower
right of the screen surround.

You would think that Sony would come clean on this and own up to its design
fault. I wonder how many owners have actually sent off for repair? -
probably not many cos the repair cost is priced to be just slightly higher
than the original price of the camera - clever! Its a bit ironic really cos,
although the camera had a lesser spec than competing cameras at the price, I
chose it because it was Sony and therefore I believed would be more reliable
and better supported. Seems those days are long gone!

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don't know how long for. A longer term fix is to remove the back of the
camera and push the flexible cable plug hard into the socket of the LCD.
But I can't find how to get the back off! "

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