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Error flash on screen

"Condensation Please wait" now let me tell you what I have done so far, left it in a very dry warm cabnet in my office for about 2 months ,I was on the who time , I would charge and drain my batteries on a dayly bases and I gave up and left it a lone until the begining of june and I brought it home left the unit out on my back deck in the sun for the afternoon and at dinner when I tried it the unit truned on for about 30 sec., and then the popup cam back. I've left it till now but would like to see it working.

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    I bought my camcorder new,,,keep it in a safe dry, clean spot...in a case...now it has that condensation warning...never goes away...thanks JVC, won't be buying your **** ever again

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How long have you had your camcorder?

This is my history about using camcorder,

I bought 3 Sony camcorders at different times, I have used not more than 20 times for each, and my brother bought another kind of camcorder did the same, but after 3-4 years, automatically quit one by one, even my brother’s camcorder quit within 4 years too, this is what I think, the big companies like Sony, Jvc etc., won’t let you use the same unit for a long time, from our case, made us thought, they probably put a timer to control the age of the camcorders. Maybe we have to know how to adjust or change the timer chap, this called a quality control.

I am still research about this case. And also I have a lot of documents can not transfer.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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The camera has got moisture inside it and that is why you getting the message on-screen.

I suggest you find a dry warm place to put the camera in for about 24 hours for the camera to dry out. Take out the battery when you do this.
The condensation should have dried up after 24 hours and should be fine after that.



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Condensation


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The camera has a sensor inside to detect condensation. Condensation can cause the tape to stick the the transport mechanism, resulting in possible damage.

Condensation can occur if the camera is moved from a cold environment to a warm one. The only thing you can do is open the tape compartment, remove the tape to allow maximum airflow and wait for the camera to warm up and any condensation to evaporate.

If the condensation warning had come on and your camera hasn't experienced a sudden change of temperature, this could indicate a possible fault. I'm afraid this is not something you would be able to fix yourself.

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