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Moisture detected When I turn on my Quasar camcorder and hit the record button the camcorder won't work and in the lcd view screen a message shows up that moisture or dew detected. You can't do anything with it. This has been going on for a year and I purchased the camcorder about 2 1/2 years ago. No matter how many times I turned it on it still comes up with this message and doesn't work. I would think that after a year, it would be dry enough. I live in TN and it doesn't get real high humidity especially in the winter. What is going on with this thing. Moisture detected on screen. I have left the camera open for a week now and still it shows the moisture drop. Tried the off and on thing. Could it be my battery, it is about 2 years old.

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Take the battery pack off and hit it (not too hard) with the palm of your hand. It SOUNDS CRAZY but my own camcorder had the exact same issue and all it took was one hit- put the battery back on then powered it up- VIOLA- it works! I am not kidding, try it. You'll save LOTS of $$$$$. This is NOT a joke.

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It worked. The on and off thing!!!!!!!! After at least 3 years of being in the closet, the "Best Solution" worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!

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