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Minolta dimage 7i powers up all functions but lcd and viewfinder are blank

Viewfinder and lcd are illuminated but no image visible

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2007

    I have a Konica Minolta Dimage X20 which LCD and viewfinder are black or blank when you switcch on, although existing pictures taken can be shown in the LCD screen. What is the problem? what should be repaired or replaced? or maybe there are steps to be taken to correct this? Pls nfotify me what your solution is at my e-mail add jgohawthorne @ aol.com. Thanks

  • fusebox Nov 18, 2007

    excellent service...I honestly didn`t expect any response..I really appreciate your reply ...thanks a lot ...fusebox

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*A Thank You to t00nz

Wow, what a shock to find this ! My camera ( Dimage 7Hi ) has this exact problem. I just initiated the process with Sony. March 31 '08 deadline, yes not a moment too soon. Thank you so very much for that post t00nz. That's money.

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You both are in luck. This sounds like a defective Sony CCD issue. Sony will fix your Minolta camera for free (with free shipping) regardless of warranty. You need to do this before March 31, 2008 so get going! See this link:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?template_id=1&news_id=131#
The Dimage models that Sony is accepting for the recall repair are:
Dimage 7HI, 7I, A1, Xi, F300, XT, X20, S414.

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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