Question about Canon Elura 50 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I have a problem similar to Mr. Vaibhab's. The cassette holder will not close and load. It keeps on ejecting the tape. There is a message saying "condensation detected". I checked the official Canon site and they suggested to keep the tape-holder open for couple of hours to dry out the possible droplets inside the camcorder. I tried it but didn't work. Some people suggested to dry it out with hair dryers.......what do you think? Does anyone know how to repair this poor Elura 50 Baby? I have sent my camcorder to Canon in Mississauga once but our great Canada Post somehow lost the camcorder initially and then after many many many days, after numerous complaints to Canada Post, they finally delivered it to Canon. So you can gues that I don't wanna send the Camcorder again to Canon either in Mississauaga or Montreal. Any good suggestion is most welcome. Thanks (in advance).
People, I got the same problem like 5 minutes ago, but I fixed it. You
have to REMOVE the battery while the camera is off, then wait 2 seconds
and take it back inside. It works.
But I have an Canon Xm1, so I don`t know if it works for all of you guys, but good luck!!
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
Let it dry overnight and then remove the battery and allow the camera to reset itself. It worked for us!
Posted on Dec 25, 2007
Drying the unit with a hair dryer would be dangerous as you could very easily overheat something. If you have the unit open & in a dry environment at room tempreture for several hours it should dry out and work if moisture is really the problem. It sounds like you either have a defective moisture sensor or a problem with the circuit which detects the moisture. If that is the case you will probably have to have it serviced by a tech. If there are none in your area your only choice would be to send the unit to Canon. If you have to send it, insure it for the cost of replacement, in case it is lost or damaged. Good luck.
Posted on Jul 17, 2006
on a canon MVX300 also
Posted on Jan 29, 2010
Dont start a the begenning of the tape, use another tape that has been watch for 2 minutes lenght! it works for me!! good luck
Posted on Aug 12, 2007
SOURCE: Condensation found
inspect the flex around the chassis when it comes out it is brown sometimes it comes loose or breaks and you will get that message. you could take the cassette cover off and get a better look just follow every flex to were they go and look closely for cracks.
Posted on Dec 25, 2007
Strange, if there is indeed moisture in the device, you could try an un-agressive approach of putting the device in a bag of rice.
Alternatively, if your clothes dryer has a rack, you could try leaving the camcorder in there for 15 min or so on medium. As soon as you remove the device from the dryer, attach a vacuum cleaner to an area of the camera such as where the battery would go, to **** fresh air through it... This will evacuate any mosture still in the device and is by far the best method in my opinion.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for the advice, it still dosn't work. But replacing it seems to be the best idea now."
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