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Sony DSC-F717 seems fine except viewfinder display is blurred, both through finder and on rear LCD. It is a flickering vertical smudge of the true image.


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Lens dirty possibly, someone touched the lens? clean the lens, see if that solves it.
Hi eliotpress,
\015\012Your DSC-F717 has bad CCD Imager and good news is Sony will fix it free of cost. Click Sony Weblink, confirm the symptoms and get further details. Hope problem will solve.
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