Just when Sony thought 2006 couldn’t get any worst (10m recalled laptop batteries and numerous – still ongoing – PS3 production issues) it appears the company dropped the ball on digital cameras too.
Late last week Sony admitted that it needs to recall eight models of its popular Cybershot camera after discovering a problem with their LCDs which means the screen may not display images correctly. Thankfully the error won’t cause the device to overheat and explode which must make for a pleasant change!
Sony has identified the problem as being ‘caused by a glitch with the image sensor’ which doesn’t help aspiring techno DIY-ers much but it did reveal it would only recall models sold between September 2003 and January 2005. A free repair will be offered to any camera which Sony decides shows evidence of the error so – unlike the laptop batteries – don’t post it off if all seems well.
The official recall model list is as follows:
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Funnily enough this isn’t the first time Sony has had problems with its digicams. Last October 20 Cybershot models were recalled and free repairs provided.
‘Annus horribilis’ is the phrase I once heard one old woman use…