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Sony dsc p51 cyber-shot. screen does not come on for pics. or video

I have a p51. used to work fine. the screen won't show anything . the screen works for settings ans all that, but it wont lite up for pics or video. any ideas? thanks!i

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    it worked 4 me thanks

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    screen is pitch black/blank, when i press button to take a picture it shuts off.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    - blank screen on anything but 'setup'. Jarring in vicinity of lens with palm of hand (as recommended) seems to work.



    - permenent fix - ???

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Hi there,

I had the same problem with a P51 camera I bought from ebay. After searching on the internet for possible solutions. I found that this particular model had a problem with a sensor. Some guys recommended to hit the down corner (where the len is located) in your palm. I did it, and amazedly it worked, however, I need to do the same thing every-time the black screen appears. This is a Sony defect, the should replace the sensor. I have heard this solution does not work for everybody. Good luck!

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Sony will repair it free of cost. Click Sony CCD Imager Support for details.

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yes.its the lens error for sure.either the lens is dirty then needs cleaning.or the lens is got dirty plus lost its allignment then it needs allignment or replacement.
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http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/sony-konica-minolta-cameras.html

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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

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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

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http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/sony-konica-minolta-cameras.html

Applicable cameras include:
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http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/sony-konica-minolta-cameras.html

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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

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http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/sony-konica-minolta-cameras.html
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