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Sony digital camera dsc s40

On switch on screen displays ..access...on an otherwise blank lcd..if switch is moved from camera to playback position several times the view through the lens is displayed with the flashing error code e61:00.the camera will take perfect pictures in this condition but the zoom does not work

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    cathy00900 Sep 30, 2008

    in capturing mode i can't zoom it in or out. whenever i'm trying to turn it off the lens does not go back to its original mode..and if turned it on it dislpays in the lcd to try turn it off and then on again. pls help me!!



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Code error 61 related to internal lens problum.i think lens movement moter stuckup this is reparable

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icon_minipost.gif (Msg. 1) Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:16 pm
Post subject: Sony DSC-S40 White LCD Fault Problem
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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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