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Kewyn Edwards Posted on Apr 19, 2006
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Camera not working

When camera is turned on to either Camera or Memory, no image is seen either in the viewfinder or the LCD screen. A soft buzzing sound is heard.

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That soft buzzing sound seems to me would be the power supply inside the camera trying to operate something under a loaded condition like maybe ba stuck iris or lens or could even be those small caps (we call them Pan caps)inside your camera are starting to go bad. unless your quite good at micro electronics I would leave this one for the pros.. Contact the sony service depot in your owners manual.

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