Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

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My camera is less than one year old and my view find is completely white. Pictures are still being recorded because when I upload them on my computer they appear. Can you help?

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Wow, the hit works!!!

Posted on May 18, 2007

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WOW! This actually worked. Punching the camera also helped relieve my frustration over it not working. To think I almost threw it away! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on May 17, 2007

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Posted on May 10, 2007

I can confirm that opening the my sony dsc-s40 and disconnecting the lcd and cleaning the contacts and reconnecting fixed this problem. I didn't want to risk damaging the camera by abusing it, lol. The contacts were clean, but I cleaned them anyway. I think a connector had just come loose as there are a lot of small high density ribbon cables. -oc

Posted on May 08, 2007

Weird, but the knuckly thing works.

Posted on May 07, 2007

Hy guys ...was searching for the solution and guess what...the knuckle thing seems just the right remedy...thanks a ton!

Posted on May 06, 2007

The knuckle hit really works.. great..thanks

Posted on Apr 29, 2007

I am amazed it worked!!!!

Posted on Apr 28, 2007

Seriously, rapping the logo with my knuckle solved the problem for me. thanks guys.

Posted on Apr 27, 2007

Hitting the camera with knuckle worked better - i didnt understand what does this mean >>>>"he problem is in bad contacts on flat cable from the LCD. Cleaning the cable and the connector can solve the problem."

Posted on Apr 16, 2007

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Hello, you should claim for an in warranty repair. The problem is in bad contacts on flat cable from the LCD. Cleaning the cable and the connector can solve the problem. If you need more info please advice.

Posted on Apr 10, 2007

Found solution on another site. Hold camera in left hand and rap the front where the Cyber-shot labl is with a knuckle. Worked first time and for dozens of others!

Posted on Apr 10, 2007

Had same prob with Cyber-Shot cam. manufacture prob. Sent my to repair for free. Repaired for free. Cant remember where I found link to site.

Posted on Apr 03, 2007

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