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My camera continues to show pause condensation. It has been in my bag and the problem is going on 3 months now. What can I do jvc said let it sit for a hour. That didnt work.

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The message, condensation problem please wait appears on the screen. The camera will not work at all.

I'm not familiar with your camera, but if it does have a condensation problem this might help.
1. Turn off the camera 2. Place the camera in a zip-lock bag with dry rice 3. Leave in the bag for 3-4 days 4. Add the battery and power on
I hope this helps!

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My JVC GR-D22U is showing a message "condensation,

This is usually caused by a failed component in the moisture detection circuitry within the camera and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.

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Jvc 700x digital zoom video camera. Condensation, operation paused? camera cannot be used because of this. What can be done to fix this problem, thanks. Ginette

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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The camera stoped and on the screen it only shows:please wait iblanks and then condensation, operation pause

I have the same problem with the camera from Day 1. It was back to the manufacturer at least 3 times when is was within the first year. They were clueless and claimed they could not recreate the problem. I have found it occurs primarily just after fully charging the camera. It seems to work again after sitting a day or so as some of the charge burns off.

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Lcd screen reads

Either the dew sensor is defective or there is some condensation inside the unit. Try opening up the unit and pointing a hair dryer at it from about 12" away (enough to blow warm air inside the unit, not hot air). Let that run for about 10-15 minutes and try the unit again. If it continues to fail, than the dew sensor needs to be replaced. This repair shoold be done by a repair shop as cameras are not the easiest to work on.


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Condensation, operation paused

Try running a cleaning tape through the JVC 2 or 3 times and also wiping all around the tape compartment with a long cotton bud soaked with isopropyl alcohol. It cured my problem in Singapore.

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My JVC Digial Video Camera has an error message "Condensation Operation Paused". What should I do and where can I get this thing repaired?

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.

1- Turn off the cammera.

2- Unplug the AC/DC Cable from the wall

3- Take off the Battery

4- Open the Tape holder.

5- Hold a portable light bulb around 60Wats (turned on of course) nearby the tape holder like for 10 or 15 min. to warm it up.

PS: If you play any tape and the picture looks like damaged, it might be because it's not dry enough, so repeat the step 5 to finish.


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Please Wait Condensation, Operation Paused

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, operation paused, JVC Video Camera model GR-D70AS

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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Condensation, Operation Paused

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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