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My cibershot DSC-F717 does not have anything in the viewfinder and the LCD displays the settings and options.The screen is black with yellow words and numbers Also my zoom will not work. The LDC does not have an image on the viewfinder nor the LCD. I do have the LCD setting options displayed. The zoom will not show where the setting is on the LCD and I have checked all the settings (the focus on the zoom mode, conversion in the set up turned to off).

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I have a sony DSC-F717 and when I look at my image through the LCD screen everything is tinted yellow... this problem is intermitent, it comes and goes... downloading to computer, the pictures are fine......


The chip that drives the image to the LCD is faulty or the LCD screen itself is faulty. The problem will most likely get worse or continue indefinitely. The only solution is to contact customer service and see if you can get it repaired. If it is under warranty it should be a free fix but if that expired you will have to pay to get it fixed. Luckily though, the camera sensor is fine and it still will function but your display will continue operating oddly.

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This sounds like a colour balance problem. If you have set colour balance for daylight, then pictures taken in artificial light will be yellowish (or greenish under flourescents). It is best to leave the colour balance set to "auto".

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said: To those in the US affected by this problem..... http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?mdl=DSCT1&news_id=161 I went, and it appears that Sony will repair my camera for $20 S&H. The link also provides a verification test using the movie function. BUT THE OFFER EXPIRES 3/31/2010. === It has come to our attention that a limited number of products, manufactured before March 2004, and incorporating a certain type of image sensor device (CCD), may exhibit the following:
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Go here:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?mdl=DSCF717&news_id=161

Sony had a certain issue with the CCD chip on this camera. If it's this issue, they'll fix it free plus $20 until March 2010.

Dec 12, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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Built-In Flash Not Working


Hi, I am certainly not an expert, however, I was having problems with that also. In addition, my viewfinder was almost black & white with a greenish tinge.

Come to find out there is a reset button inside where the battery is. You might try taking the battery out and leaving it out for 5 min. or so and see if this works. It fixed mine but not the screen. Then I tried the reset and that did not work. Then I took the battery out and then it worked!

When you reset the camera, you will have to re-enter your setting, ei, dates, etc.

Hope this helps.

Claudia

Sep 01, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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No image


Sony is fixing this through Sept. 2008!

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

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Re: No picture...


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:
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CD Mavica MVC-CD250, CD400, CD500, and FD Mavica MVC-FD100, FD200

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Sony cyber shot DSC F717


Hi

Switch your camera to Setup on the control **** located on the top.

Take out the memory stick and press the reset button located inside the battery compartment.

Now switch on the camera and insert the memory stick.

If you do not get the error go to the little toolbox on the menu. Select the format option and proceed through the warning messages. Remeber you will loose all data on the memory stick.

Things should now work. If not some simple thing that sound bezare but has worked for me is pushing the memory stick in and out before the camera displays the error. Do this several times until the camera actually reads the stick and them format the stick first chance you get.

Good luck.

Oct 22, 2007 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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No image but data info etc. OK on LCD and EVF


Yess CCD problem- contact Sony they will either replace or offer a discount on a new model as this is some years old now.

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