Question about Panasonic Palmcorder PV-D209 Camcorder
SOURCE: DEW indicator / battery
this is the worse camera i have ever owned. Sharp wont support it because they know its a crap camera. I will never buy any sharp product ever again. I dont usually check the internet when i buy electronics for problems before i buy, but know i check everything on the net before i buy.
Posted on Jun 05, 2007
I found this on another site, but it WORKED great for me, and was a
VERY easy fix, so I suggest everyone to try it before you go
disassembling your camera. I know this sounds very stupid, but it
actually somehow fixed my problem, so everyone should give it a go:
1) Turn the camera on.
2) When the dew icon is displayed, take off the battery and then hit/smack the spot on the camera where the battery goes a couple of times (not overly hard, but with some force).
3) Put the battery back and see if it's fixed. If it isn't, repeat the whole procedure. It took me about four tries but now miraculously my camera seems to be working, for the first time in about 3-4 years!!!
NOTE: I don't know what the exact "fixing" spot is, so I just hitted different places of the battery spot (both the upper and lower region). Take it easy first and don't hit too hard, see if it works and try again putting more force if necessary. I still can't believe this solved the problem, wish I'd tried it back when the problem first occured!
NOTE #2: I think this fix will probably also work on some other Panasonic cameras with the same dew problem - in fact, I think the guy who originally came up with this solution actually had a different camera model than I do.. I know it's a late reply, but hopefully this helps at least someone!
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
SOURCE: Dew Detected
Hi. I've had this problem a few times myself when I was tent camping or outside for a long time.
Remove the battery, and see what happens. If it keeps happening, I let it sit out of the bag for a couple of hours in the car with the battery removed.
I would not suggest hitting the camera.
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
SOURCE: Warning Dew Detected
Help.........evertime I turn on my camcorder I get the message 'WARNING DEW DETECTED' Then is shuts off after 10 sec. There is no dew!! I bought this camera new and have hardly used it.
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
SOURCE: DEW indicator / battery
In your owners manual on page 52 you will find a list of authorized service centers. Give the one in your area a call. Give them the brand name and model number of the camcorder. Tell them you are having a problem with the dew warning coming on while using the camera with the battery. They should be able to help find a answer to this problem.You can also call the panasonic customer support telephone number at 1-800-211-7262 between the hours of 9am-7pm EST. Give them the brand name and model number of the camcorder and ask them for help with the problem of dew indicator coming on while in use with the battery. I hope this information helps you with your camcorder problem.
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
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