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Sad Day - Sony DSC-F717 camera

Coast range of, OR(Zone 8b)

I just got off the phone with the Sony service department and it looks like my baby is dead...well maybe not dead put it is going to cost more to fix it than it is worth. My husband just wants to get new camera. Any ideas for a comperable camera? I have gotten spoiled by this camera and need one that is as good or better in the $200 -$600 price range.

Thanks.

Celaya, Mexico(Zone 10a)

what is the issue with Your F717?

Coast range of, OR(Zone 8b)

I think one of the ten pins used for reading the memory stick is either bent or broken. There is no on-board memory so if it can't read the card it won't work. I've talked to Sony and they won't even look at it until I pay them $250. If the repair is more than that, I may as well get a new camera. Though I know it is not a problem with the memory sticks, they don't make this kind of memory sticks anymore anyway. Designed obsolesence at work. From what I've read, 5 years is a pretty good run for a digital camera now days. I just don't want to be disappointed with what I buy to replace it with.

Celaya, Mexico(Zone 10a)

Ah OK, thought you had the "famous" CCD sensor issue.
BTW the Sony Memory sticks are still available just the smaller capacity ones don't exist anymore.

Pine City, MN(Zone 4a)

before you trash it, be sure and email this guy, he specializes in fixing Sonys.

I don't have his email address, but here is a post he posted, Tim D. is his name. Can't hurt to consult him!
http://forums.mavican.org/viewtopic.php?t=42732&sid=0c39e9b9327fb799818f82d1c2073c63

Lots of info from Sony users on this site and they love the 717, cause they use it for IR photography.

Coast range of, OR(Zone 8b)

Well, I went ahead and sent my camera in for service at Sony. It is supposed to be back tomorrow. I feel like a kid again..on Christmas Eve, waiting for Santa! I'm sooo excited!

^_^

Coast range of, OR(Zone 8b)

I got my baby back... This is what they replaced.

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Coast range of, OR(Zone 8b)

I thought it was a broken or bent pin in the card reader but this looks like a chip of some kind as well as some flex.

It's working like a dream now.

Chicago, IL

That looks like the image sensor board to me. They gave you a new CCD sensor.

Coast range of, OR(Zone 8b)

That's weird, because they just replaced it for free less than 6 months ago. This fix cost me $230.

Pine City, MN(Zone 4a)

Let's hope it doesn't go again. The 717 is a nice camera!

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