Question about Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV203 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I have a Panasonic Mini DV 203 and it says DEW DETECTED EJECT TAPE. I cannot find the dew sensor and it is not in my manual. Can you help me?
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.
Posted on Sep 20, 2007
Thank you Mace Bigelow. Tried your suggestion and holy cow it worked. Wish I had come searched online earlier..... THANK YOU!
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
Wow, So simple and yet works so good! Thankyou very much!
Posted on May 28, 2008
Thanx, my PV-A306 works now (solution #3).
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
Worked for me too with an ancient Panasonic PV-DV900!!! Thanks!
Posted on Feb 12, 2008
Well I'll be! Giving it a good smack got mine working too. I'm afraid this might be a recurrent problem though. My Dew Detected issue lasted all of 2005, then one day went away sometime in 2006, but then came back again in early 2007 and was here to stay. Thanks to Mace I have a functioning camera again. Though if the Dew thing comes back, the camera may get more than a little smack!
Posted on Nov 27, 2007
"Solution" suggested by mace biglow really works !!! After couple of hits the "Dew detected" message went away. Thanks
Posted on Nov 11, 2007
Thanks Mace Bigelow. Could not understand why dew detected suddenly showed up on the screen. This camcorder was not in any place to collect dew. Took out the battery as you suggested and gave it a couple of shots. Camcorder is now working fine. Thanks
Posted on Sep 27, 2007
If this is always happen to your camera and then try to warm the camera using a hair blower you should open the lid cover of the mechanical.......... turns off the camera and unplugged the ac adaptor..if you using the battery take it out ... then place your hand to the mechanical to sense the heat of the camera when you using the hair blower and when you feel too hot then stop the blower.... doing this must not exceed 15 second...... then wait at least 1 minute to cold down the camera and put the adaptor or the battery then power on the camera.... if you doing this and nothing happen....i suggest you to go to the service center for replacing the dew sensor....
Posted on Sep 14, 2007
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