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JVC VIDEO CAMERA CONDENSATION PROBLEM

NOT HAVING USED THIS CAMERA FOR SOME TIME I NOW GET THE SCREEN MESSAGE 9 CONDENSATION OPERATION PAUSED) AND HAVING MISLAID THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL I AM PULLING MY HAIR OUT TRYING TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. MODEL GR-D20EK

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  • manadi Mar 24, 2009

    on the screen "please wait condensation paused", someone have solution for my problem?

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Please eject tape compartment and let it open, remove battery and blow hot air by hair-dryer from 8 inch distance for 8-10 minutes and attach battery and check camera works fine?

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Hi Ginette The camcorder has a built in Dew sensor that monitors the condensation in the area of the camcorder while it is in use. Normally after leaving the area where the condensation is and the camera sitting for a while it should reset itself, if it doesn't then the dew sensor needs to be replaced. On the model that is shown in the picture it is on the motor bracket assembly. I could be more specific if i had an exact model number. I hope this helps.

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This is often referred to as DEW and is a sensor inside the camera that detects moisture. You can hasten the removal most times by warming the camera with a hairdryer on medium setting and not too close to the plastic case. When you store the camera store it with a few of those little bags of silicone crystals that come in many packages that we just throw away.

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Condensation message comes when video head drum got moisture and such moisture can damage tape and video heads. So camera stops function of tape loading and play/ rew/ ff.

Eject and take out tape, if any in camera and blow hot air by hair dryer for 1-2 minutes from at least 6"distance in tape mechanism.

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and if camera still gives error then dew sensor in camera is bad and you need tech person to replace it.

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If the camera becomes damp or cold and brought into a warm atmosphere damp forms in the mechanism which would cause the tape to stick and become damaged or fouled.

leave the camera to warm up for a few hours and the fault should clear.

If not the most common reason is the dew sensor has failed and needs replacing

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leave the camera to warm up for a few hours and the fault should clear.

If not the most common reason is the dew sensor has failed and needs replacing

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The only thing you can try is to dry it out completely. Open every possible port to the interior, and put it near a dry-heat source. If the moisture is reasonably near a surface it may take a day or two -- if it is in a semi-sealed place it may take forever for the condensation to evaporate out. There's nothing more you can do but have patience and keep trying it to see if the error goes away over time, possibly a looong time. Before you bring it inside from the cool outdoors, you should seal it in a plastic bag until it warms up -- that way any condensation will form on the outside of the bag and not inside the camera.

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If the camera becomes damp or cold and brought into a warm atmosphere damp forms in the mechanism which would cause the tape to stick and become damaged or fouled.

leave the camera to warm up for a few hours and the fault should clear.

If not the most common reason is the dew sensor has failed and needs replacing

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This is a bad or dirty dew sensor, a common problem with this model. It's not a user correctable problem. Your local camcorder repair shop should take care of it ( under $100 ).

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