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Dew lamp lights up and camera shuts down

I have a sharp VL-Z1H camcorder that says dew is in camera - it has not been exposed to any dew, i have opened it up and placed it near radiator but it has not solved the problem. The exact same problem has happened with my fathers camera, he also has this model and again it has not been near any water or moisture.
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  • denew2001 Nov 22, 2008

    The dew keeps coming on and camcorder shuts offf

  • c411 Nov 27, 2008

    I have the same dew problem with my Sharp VL-Z7E. Now also the tape door won't shut when I put a tape in. It closes okay without the tape.

  • leeloo71 Dec 10, 2008

    THERE IS NO DEW IN THERE AT ALL - SENSOR ERROR. Spoke to sharp today - it's a problem with the sensor, the part is hard to find as sharp don't do dv camcorders any more. £75 for assesment, we to pay postage, no gaurantee it can be fixed. write off. Shame -good camera.



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Dew means that there is some kind of moisture stuck in the camera. some people blow dry the inside of the camera. i just leave it alone for a few hours and its usually fine..

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