Greetings, I am serving in Iraq, My great Sony F717, suddenly start giving me pinkesh pic. any thing gray or light blue in couler, it shows pink, I still have three more months to serve in the desert, can I do somthing to it? or shall I give it a way to one of the locals?
Wed, 11 Oct 2006 16:39:27 -0700
I was doing some research on the same issue and found a message thread about people having the same/similar issue with th DSC-F717. The reply message is listed below. I don't know if this will help, but you can investigate. I'm going to check mine to see if there is a CCD problem.
I found in the thread:
Problems with Sony DSC-F717 HAF
"Sony has now admitted to problems with the CCD in the F717 camera and will fix it free of charge if specific failure characteristics are met. See
Important Notice About Your Sony Product
The recall is the result of a recent class action suit brought against Sony Electronics. Coincidentally, our F717 just went blank so I started looking around on the web and came across this. Sony is honoring the recall repair out to October of 2007.
Sun, 15 Oct 2006 21:00:02 -0700
my f717 just started to take pictures saturated in that pink hue!!! They want 211.00 to look at it??? did you find a resolution to your problem yet?
Sat, 11 Nov 2006 14:33:19 -0800
a similar thing just happenned to my SONY DSC F828 , except that in my case the colour is RED!!
Anyone on this issue ?
Pls. enlighten me
Mon, 27 Nov 2006 03:25:01 -0800
My F717 is doing the same thing - all the pics are pink. Anyone have any luck figuring this out? It doesn't really sounds like the recall listed above, but it could be... Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Sat, 02 Dec 2006 20:11:10 -0800
My camera has the same problem. It seems the problem is with CCD chip, and thanks to the law suite Sony is fixing the problem for free, although it takes about 3 weeks. You'd think company like Sony would fix their mistakes faster. In any case go to Sony site and fill out the form:
Sony eSupport - DSC-F717 - Important Notice About Your Sony Product
Sony will fix your camera for free till October 2007. Free shipping is also included
Thu, 11 Jan 2007 10:34:37 -0800
mine started out doing the same thing. all the pictures were pink, then after a few eeks i turned it on and it was super distorted. i followed the above link and had it fixed for free through sony. they paid for everything. it was back within 3 weeks.
Sat, 13 Jan 2007 05:01:04 -0800
My DSC-F717 just started giving me pink pictures also, but the problem seems to be very different than those mentioned above. First of all it only happens when the picture is taken with the flash. The LCD shows the picture perfectly. My charge light is also always flashing, even when the battery is completely charged. Any ideas as to what is the problem? Do you think I may need a new battery? But why do the pictures only come out wrong when the flash is used??? Please help, my daughters birthday is in 2 weeks...
Tue, 16 Jan 2007 19:27:04 -0800
The camera exhibits pink/blue hues in bright areas to start with. Then it gets gradually worse.
Go to the Sony site, and fill out the form, and send the camera in.
Mine is currently showing pink and blue hues in extreme highlights (such as straight into a lightbulb), but apparently, that's how it starts.
Sony will take care of you.
As for your daughter's birthday, I'm sure there's someone you can borrow a camera from? 'Cause you won't be getting the camera back from Sony in time.
Thu, 18 Jan 2007 22:19:40 -0800
Has anyone got the uk address to send faulty cameras to get repared,. DSC F717 has gone pink @ ditorted , any help would be appreciated
Mon, 16 Jul 2007 12:38:06 -0500
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