Question about Panasonic PV-L550 VHS-C Analog Camcorder

Open Question

Get ''warning dew detection eroor message on my Panasonic PV L550

Don't believe there is a dew

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • jamesadam59 Feb 03, 2009

    did that..message still shows..

  • jamesadam59 Feb 03, 2009

    well...when I try to turn it on ..that warning comes up and then it shuts off

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    shuts off due to battery has no charge in.
    blow hot air from safe distance by hair dryer for 5-6 minutes and check again.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    Remove and reattach battery and check.



2 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1 Answer

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


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

When startup show the messaje "WARNING DEW DETECTED" and 5 seconds later shutdown

Dew warning is normal and means condensation has been detected the camera. Usually this happens when you take the camera from a warm room to a cold external place or vice versa. Wait for about an hour or so for the camera to acclimatise.

Apr 27, 2011 | Panasonic PV-L550 VHS-C Analog Camcorder

1 Answer

Dew detected for the PL-L750

warm it up put next to heater not to hot.. don`t leave camera in cold

May 15, 2010 | Panasonic PV-L750 Camcorder

1 Answer

Dew detected show on lcd

The camera is telling you that there is moisture inside the unit, place the camera in a warm dry space for 24 - 48 hours to dry out, it should be fine after that.


Aug 01, 2009 | Panasonic PV-GS300 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Dew detected eject tape

como puedo solucionar el problema (how can I solve the problem)

Dec 19, 2008 | Panasonic PV-DV103 Mini DV Digital...

2 Answers

Warning Dew Detected

Where are you keeping that camera? I would return this camera if it keeps happening (before warranty expire).

May 14, 2008 | Panasonic Proline AG-DVC7 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Dew Detected

dew detect comes from moist that gets on your dew detect sensor. This prevents any moist from damaging the tape or mech. if moist gets on your tape it will stick inside your mech. if you have not been in a moist area then the sensor could be faulty or your main pcb could be faulty.

Feb 24, 2008 | Panasonic PV-GS39 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Dew detected

This may sound stupid, but it worked for me.

Turn your camera on. When you get the dew detected warning, take your battery off and just hit the spot where your battery was a few times with your palm, not too hard, but not really soft. Put the battery back on and it should be fixed unless you actually do have a dew problem!

If that doesn't work, try drying it out with a hair dryer.

Dec 28, 2007 | Panasonic PV-L680 VHS-C Analog Camcorder

2 Answers

Dew Detected

I've got the 203 and all i had to do was take the bat. off and give it a couple of good hits on my palm, hitting the bottom of the camera. At sounds odd, but trully works. On the 203 its an electrical issue. Before doing this, be sure to open open the tape case, and remove your memory card and, if you can, the internal bat.

it worked for me.

Good luck.


Dec 22, 2007 | Panasonic Palmcorder PV-D209 Camcorder

11 Answers

Dew detected on DV-203

I bought my 203 2 years ago-same problem. I FOUND THE SOLUTION! Might sound stupid, but I found it online, tried it and it works! When you get the "Dew Detected" sign on the screen, remove the battery, give it a good palm hit on the bottom where the battery sits. Hit it a couple good times, put the battery back in and voila it will work guaranteed! I thought it was dumb at first, tried it and it works, hell it works everytime. The blow dryer, plastic bag trick dont work because its an electrical error, not actual dew.

Sep 09, 2007 | Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV203 Mini DV...

2 Answers

Panasonic DV-PV203

Read the solutions here

Jun 12, 2007 | Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV203 Mini DV...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Panasonic PV-L550 VHS-C Analog Camcorder Logo

Related Topics:

70 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Panasonic Video Cameras Experts

Kenneth Walker

Level 2 Expert

186 Answers

Pieter Vleeshouwers
Pieter Vleeshouwers

Level 3 Expert

1869 Answers


Level 3 Expert

77932 Answers

Are you a Panasonic Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides