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

No picture on back of camera 'screen'

\015 When looking at the 'screen' on the back of the camera it's completely white - no picture - although you can see the image of what's in front of you when looking through the smaller view finder.\015

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Hi Karen_Earl I can't believe that this advice I found here todayon this site actually worked !! just passing it on. I got the evil white LCD screen today and then found this advice here: turned it off - I smacked the top of the camera afew times and when I turned it back on it worked fine!! who would have thought there was such an easy, instant and cheap solution to what I thought was an expensive or terminal problem! Thanks to Jada 1234 for posting this last year! !
I just tried this on my DSC-S40 and it worked. Turn it OFF , a few gentle Taps on top, power it on and WHOOW, it's back to life. Thanks you Good people for sharing this with the World.
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