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DSC-F717 - "stucked" in nightshot mode

Without previous notice, every time I try to put the camera ON, the 'nightshot' mode become active (right light is ON while selection button is in the middle position). Have made 'reset' without results, Unable to put it OFF. It's possible that just the selection button is damage?

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  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    I have the same problem with the "NIGHTSHOT" light staying lit even when the button is clearly in the middle position. The screen display as well as the view-finder display are distorted - kind of psychedelic in pinks and purple as well. I've reset and turned off the "hologram AF"...nothing seems to change.

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    I am in the same situation. I chatted with a technician extensively and he ;suggested several things, none worked. Finally he gave me the service information. Flat rate is $ 211 plus the shipping, Should I spent the money? No other solution in sight at the moment. Prospect of losing down the drain some planned obsolescence in this camera.

  • tigreroar Aug 24, 2008

    I got the same problem the nigtframing switch is stuck on. . tried to fix it by resetting and nothing. . . too bad, it seems that I will have to buy another camera. I don't think is going to be a SONY this time.

    please let me know of any repair suggestions


  • jofromOlrando
    jofromOlrando Jul 23, 2014

    The same "stuck" happened to me. I believed the comments they thried everything. NAH. Try the reset button near the battery. I reset the camera four times, and it worked.



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Yes you are right, it is more than likely the nightshot button that has shorted.

This is button is part of what we call the Switch control Block.

Phone your local Sony service Centre and ask them how much it would cost to replace the switch control block. My estimate is about a 1/5 of the original cast you paid for the camera.

Good luck.

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