Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera ?

When I turn on my camera the shutter opens but I don't get a picture showing on the screen on the back of the camera


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Do you see menu/ on-screen display in camera LCD? Does camera show stored images in playback mode? If yes, then it sounds ccd imager chip failure problem. Let me know exact model number written at bottom of your Sony camera to provide you more info to solve the problem. Thanks.
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