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

DSC-S40 images in open and close area


\015 Shots in open places is very white, no images can be seen. If the area is closed, the shots appears like with stripes on the screen.\015

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Sound to me like the shutter assenbly is worn, this cause ventian blinds to appear in you shots\015\012and incorrect exposure times.\015\012sorry their is no cure
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DSC-S40 images in open and close area


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