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No image Hi, My DSC-F717 has been sitting unused for 2 months, but in safe place. When I turn it on now, everything works perfectly except there is no image in either the view finder or the display screen, almost as if the lense cap was on! All of the settings are sown in on the display but other than that the screen is black. When I try to film something it's the same, I get sound but but just a black image. I live in the Caribbean and don't have access to a Sony repair place so hope you can help. Sun Smith Montserrat, WI

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  • Tedman Apr 18, 2008

    Same problem. The DSC-F717 was in storage for over a year, and now, it looks like the lens cap is on when looking at LCD screen . All set up functions work normally. Tried removing battery for a minute and pressing reset as instructions say to do if camera does not work. Still have dark screen.

  • LasSalina May 18, 2008

    I had the same problem. I went to Sony Online Support. They will repair the camera at no cost to you, including shipping and return.

  • jstrukel May 25, 2008

    I have the same problem but my camera has not been sitting unused. It worked perfectly one day and was blank the next time I turned it on. Help!

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Sony is fixing this through Sept. 2008!

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

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