Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera
My Sony DSC-S40 camera went from working fine to having a snowy white display screen and no shown images or data without anything to cause it happening. It was in a good safe location at my PC desk no humidity or high temperatures etc etc. It still took photos and I could still connect to my PC and download and view photos but the camera LCD display screen showed nothing but white.
I have just spent an hour on the internet and located the website below with link attached and I have also posted the comment there in quotes.
I tried pushing on the screen in all corners but no change.
I then did as suggested and gave the front of the camera a firm tap on the Cyber-shot logo with my index finger knuckle and hey presto the display is working 100% AOK now.
(Msg. 1) Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:16 pm
Post subject: Sony DSC-S40 White LCD Fault Problem
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"After 18 months of use, and 6 months beyond the warrantee period, my DSC-S40
screen showed just plain white. I contacted Sony and was quoted 115 UK
pounds ($230) fixed charge to repair it.
Before sending it off I did a quick search of the internet and was amazed to
find that this is a common fault - the flexible cable to the LCD screen has
a design problem and tends to come loose. I was even more amazed to read
that the owner can easily fix it by rapping with a knuckle on the
'cybershot' logo on the front of the camera or pressing ******* the lower
right of the screen surround.
You would think that Sony would come clean on this and own up to its design
fault. I wonder how many owners have actually sent off for repair? -
probably not many cos the repair cost is priced to be just slightly higher
than the original price of the camera - clever! Its a bit ironic really cos,
although the camera had a lesser spec than competing cameras at the price, I
chose it because it was Sony and therefore I believed would be more reliable
and better supported. Seems those days are long gone!
Anyway if anyone else is having the same problem then that's the fix - but I
don't know how long for. A longer term fix is to remove the back of the
camera and push the flexible cable plug hard into the socket of the LCD.
But I can't find how to get the back off! "
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
Doesn't display anything.
Posted on Aug 11, 2006
Do you see andything in playback mode? Does it take blank pictures also? there is a problem with the S series with a powersupply problem that can cause this. Sometimes holding it to a bright light will cause purple streaks and if it does then this is the issue you have. Im not sure why it happens. There is a guy who does sony repairs fairly cheap you may want to contact. His name is "Darntoothysam" he is good with sony cameras. I had an S75 repaired by him for $40! it had the same issue.
Posted on May 06, 2006
As I understand, the flex connector to the LCD screen is rubbing against a support rib on the inside of the camera and causing it to short. This is a design flaw of the camera. For a quick temp fix, GENTLY press on the lower right corner of the LCD screen. For a more permanent solution, you have to pop open the camera and do something about that support rib. Here's some more info: http://www.pechorin.com/m/2006/07/01/Sony_DSCS40_Screen_Problems-266192.html
Posted on Aug 11, 2006
Found solution - fault with CCD chip! Contact Sony call centre for free repair - 08705 143 480 Have a look at:-http://www.livingroom.org.au/photolog/news/sony_canon_and_nikon_advise_users_of_digital_camera_problems.php
Posted on Aug 04, 2006
I had the same problem but now it's fixed!!! Removing the batteries did not help. I simply tapped the screen with my fingers and all of a sudden the LCD screen is working again. Before it was all whited out when I turned the camera on. Lucky - but I was just about to throw the camera out!! Hope you read this and it helps!
Posted on Jul 27, 2006
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