Since you did not mention the model number I can not be sure if your camera is involved.
Here is a link.....
See if this problem applies to your camera.
If it does.....Sony will fix the camera for free, even if warranty has expired.
Hi, I have a Sony Cyber-shot 4.1 mpx and its been out of commission for some time. When I am able to turn it on, the LCD is just a snowy screen, whether I put in on movie, camera, or view mode. Also, even if I put brand new batteries in, it only stays on for a moment or two. The shutter button does not function, which I'm not sure if thats a related to the LCD problem or not. Basically, its in real bad shape and I'm in the market for a new one, but I was just wondering if anyone else had run into similiar problems with their Cyber-shot. I've already had it sent back to Sony once, they fixed it temporarily, and now my warranty is up, and its not worth putting 90 bucks into fixing. Any advice, other than start shopping for a new one?