I have never heard of a Sony DSC-36.
You might want to double check that model number.
It may be on the list of Sony cameras that have a bad CCD sensor.
If it is......Sony will fix it free.
Here is a link that has all the details:
can any say if sony ditigal cameras can be repaired , i have an olddsc 36 that can not take pictures anymore.i can veiw pic. on the mem stick