Question about Sharp VL-Z800U Mini DV Digital Camcorder
It seems that the due detector can suffer from bad soldering or soldering alteration after few months of use.
1. The (ideal but uneasy) solution consist to fix this solder by making a clean new one, I personally did it, and it worked for a few months without a problem anymore ; but then it came back again.
2. The other solution consist in short-circuiting the dew detector to eradicate the problem.
Of course, it will also mean that when real dew will happen you may use the video tape recorder when you shouldn't, but at least you should not see the problem coming back again some months later.
To know more about this dew detector circuit and how to fix it the way you want go there:
a zoomed picture of where to fix the detector can be found here:
Hope this will help as it helped me,
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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