Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-U40 Digital Camera ?

The camera takes a black photo with a white/rainbow streak through the upper 1/5 of the lcd. Is this fixable ? Is there a place where the "lens" plugs into the "systemboard" ?

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Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-U40 Digital Camera

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