My LCD screen shows a colorful vertical line & then the screen goes white
I have a DSC S40 that is about 2 years old. I have never had a problem, but last week it began to act funny. I've changed the batteries made sure the memory stick is ok as well.
I am able to take pictures, it is just that the LCD screen looks funny, so I am unable to tell if the picture is ok or not. Also, when I call up the menu in the view mode, the screen goes completely white and I cannot view anything.
Is it time to buy another camera?
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The problem is in bad contacts on flat cable from the LCD. Cleaning the cable and the connector can solve the problem.
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Line faults & possible causes to LCD & Plasma screen are given with illustrations. You can get an idea about the fault to an extent. Faults to all LCD & Plasma screen are similar, irrespective of its brand and screen size.
If your pictures taken with the camera are seen when downloaded to the PC, the it is sure that the LCD is faulty or damaged.
The presence of vertical lines show that the processor driver to the LCD has failed. You have confirm cost of the new LCD before it can be decided.
Hi! If the lines appear while looking at the menu, then it's a broken LCD. If the lines appear only while taking pictures - faulty CCD. Contact your local Sony service center, but
if they ask too much, you can contact me at [email protected]
and I will give you a good price.
I work in Sony service center.
Usually when there are colored lines on the LCD its because the screen is going bad. Quick way to verify this, try a different monitor on your computer and if the line goes away then you know for sure the monitor is bad.
If you try a different monitor and the line remains then you know that the video card is bad.
Call Sony!! It Will get worse!!! The panel has ribbons that have fine wires that are used to show each line of information on the screen. Either the panel is going or the wires are loose. Either way, the panel needs replacing. Just hope to God it's under warranty or if not, sony will help you out with a buy-out.
This is a component failure If the camera is less than a year old return it to the seller. If older than a year but a current model contact Sony who may replace it free of charge. There have been recall on some models because of component malfunction