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Reddish vertical lines on LCD & view finder

My dsc-f717 is showing distorted vertical reddish lines through lcd & view finder but viewing old photos is ok

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There is a CCD service advisory for the F717. They will repair it free of charge. Go here for more details: http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

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

Applicable cameras include:
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