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

Don't believe there is a dew problem..help

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  • 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.

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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

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