Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera
Video camera: when turn on in recording mode there is no picture in LCD screen or the viewfinder - it is just black. The camera will record but can only hear the audio, no video. The video is fine to watch previously recorded video, the problem is in the recording mode. Help
If your battery is fully charged -put camera on video recording mode. Record with voice. When played back and the voice can be heard but the LCD screen remains black or distorted the CCD is bad. Sony will replace for free up to Sept. 08. You can place a service repair order at http://esupport.sony.com/perl/select-system.pl?PRODTYPE=38,33,7,37,25,39,53
Posted on Jan 19, 2008
Thank you to all that posted. I ended up calling the manufacturer, can't remember offhand who it was and they shipped me a brand new camera. The customer service person told me this was a common problem with these digital cameras.
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
In the past I went through every option on the menu screen and no luck. Today I pressed the DISP button in the lower left area and now its fine. Wierd! Hopefully it won't go out tomorrow.
Posted on Nov 17, 2007
This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:
Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110
Posted on Nov 16, 2007
You either have a bad CCD or aperture. Look down into the lens when the camera is on, is there a small opening at the bottom? If theres a small open circle at the bottom, your CCD is bad not the aperture. Its very possible your camera is covered under a huge CCD recall but I cant figure out this site so Im not sure what your model is. If its F717, Sony will fix it free. www.darntoothysam.com
Posted on Dec 22, 2006
Quite often, the ribbon cables lose their connection and need to be re-seated. If you're brave enough and have the dexterity and enthusiasm for such things, pull it apart, noting which screws go where and disconnect and reconnect the ribbon cables from the lens unit. It's worked for me in the past.
Posted on Aug 07, 2007
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