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DSC F717 Loved the camera for years, bought mine in 2001 and out of the blue, Christmas 97', all of my pictures look like something from the movie "Grudge" with the line vericle and black screen. Help me, I thought I bought the best. Deb

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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

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

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Good evening, I have a DSC F717 serial no 1749705. I lent this camera to my son some years ago and had it returned recently. As I tried to relearn my way around the camera I discovered that the image as...


Hi,
This is known problem of ccd imager chip failure in DSC-F717 camera and ccd imager chip will be replaced to get correct live view in camera mode to take fresh picture.

Sony offers free of cost ccd imager chip replacement till March 31, 2010
Click Sony CCD Imager Support for details.
Thanks.

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I have a sony DSC-F717, and when i take pictues, the white colors on the image come out pink and other types the picture has like a green shadow over the picture.


Symptoms shows its start-up of CCD Imager problem in DSC-F717 and in few days, CCD Imager will not give picture data to camera circuit. CCD Imager is part which converts image in electronic signal and that signal / data goes to camera circuit for further process.
Sony will repair CCD Imager problem in DSC-F717 free of cost. Check Sony CCD Imager Support for details. 

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Hi,

Blurry image on camera mode is problem of defective CCD imager and required replacement.

Sony will repair your DSC-F717 free of cost as per announced scheme of CCD imager problem in few models and DSC-F717 is in list.

Click Sony CCD Support for details and instruction of shipping.

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Blankness


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

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

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Greetings CarolineV

I have the same camera, and bought it about 5 1/2 years ago. Last fall I went to an outing with my family and spilled a small amount of coca-cola on the top of my camera. I immediately whiped it off the top, but some of the liquid got under the on/off switch and almost glued it shut. I asked my brother-in-law (an electrical engineer) what I could use to clean it with and that would not short-out the electronics and he suggested lens cleaner from a quality camera shop (which is all alchol based and therefore not going to short-out the electronics)

After about a week of putting a couple of drops directly under the switch every time I used the camera, it finally stopped sticking and now works perfectly. Not sure what is causing your problem, but you may want to try the same treatment and see if it helps - it won't hurt the camera, etc.

Good Luck!

Mike C.

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This seems to be a CCD problem or associated circuits. Sony Support Team should know about this - may mean a camera callback or swap from Sony.

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Pictures look blownout and have lines all along the photo.


Take that camera in anyway. I still beleive you have a CCD problem.

There is a difference in the way the CCD shifts out data when in movie mode and that might be why you still have a good picture.

I personally replace acouple CCD`s on the DSC-F717. And yes Sony paid us on behalve of the customer.

Be nice to the front-end staff when taking it in. It might prove a very good investment.

Good luck.

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"I wonder if it's the battery" (he says desperately bashing his head against a brick wall)

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do you mean your files are around 2 mb (megabytes) in size? megabytes and megapixels are not the same thing..megapixelspixels=resolution and megabytes=file size..5MP pictures are around 2MB in size..

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