My Cyber-shot DSC-S40 LCD screen is still white. I tried looking for the Cyber shot logo that several people have recommended to try and correct the problem, but I can't see it. My camera is just over a year old. Any suggestions are much appreciated.
On the front of the camera, under the flash, two inches from the lens, hit this spot not hard just firm. Do it with the cam ON so you can see it work. Now if you want to fix it you will need to take it apart
That Sony should front up and realise how many of their cameras are obviously doing this and have a recall of them. You only have to google "Sony Cyber-shot screen goes white" to see how many are doing it!!!!
Thanks for the info regarding the "sweet spot".
It worked like magic!
Just wish I were brave enough to open the camera for the permanent repair.....
THANKS for saving me from purchasing another camera!
Muccione, you beautiful darling person! I selected a spot about 10mm below the flash tube on the front, and tapped it on the corner of a wooden table, and caplow! my lcd screen returned!!! How did you find this out?? Cheers, ninglus
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Re: Still have a white LCD Screen!
Sony Technical customer support is the place to go
Is it only just over a year old.
This is a hardware failure- connector loose or a firmware failure on the main board.
There will not be a repair by a third party firm available to you.
Sony- be nice to them - fib a little is it only just over a year
you will possibly get a total replacement or a 'swap out' for a small fee.
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Many DSC-S40 users have had this problem and the great man Bob Allen has posted a fix (see link at end) that worked for me and many others. (NB I rapped mine twice according to his instructions and it now works fine). If Bob's 'fix' doesn't work there is another fix at the end of this link (Page 23 when I last looked) that I haven't tried.
Bob Allen- 25th Jul 2006 18:04 Quick update:
I fixed the camera myself as follows:
1. Hold camera firmly in left hand 2. Smartly rap front of camera with knuckles of right hand on the "Cyber-shot" logo.
this white blank screen is actually an issue with the lcd ribbon wire not making contacts.what you can do that at times able to resolve this issue is to tap and put some pressure on the sony logo or mark at the bottom of the lcd screen.if it doesnt work, service might be required.hope this helps.thanks :)