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Camcorder condensation operation paused most of the time. help please. steve.

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Your dew sensor on the cylinder drum is bad. If you cant get it replace simply have someone unsolder a wire from it BUT it then wouldnt pause or stop if it got too damp inside the mechanism and it would ruin your tape and maybe the mechanism. Good luck

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