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Error displayed I am unable to load a new Mini DV into the camcorder. The camcorder displays 'Condensation. Operation Aborted'. I am unable to close the Mini DV assembly even without a Mini DV put inside. Can you please guide or help? R Deena +91-9900236504

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Re: Error displayed

Look for a small pinhole and insert a pin to reset the device. if no success, then slowly heat the device with a hair dyer.

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yes had this on a few JVC it may be that the moisture has corrosded the dew sensor and will need service. When you store it use those crystals that come in packing of some items They are excellent for preventing this in Video cameras

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