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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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Re: Error flash on screen

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.

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That means that moisture has built up in the device. Place it in a warm dry place to dry out. This could take an unknown amount of time as I don't know how much moisture is in it. By all means do NOT use a hair drier or place it in the oven.

Mar 24, 2011 | JVC GR-D50 Mini DV Digital Camcorder


Hello, I had the same problem, and basically threw the camera out of the...

When this error occurs, just switch on the camera and leave it like that for about one hour.. it will clear by itself..

on Feb 04, 2009 | Canon MV800i Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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When trying to record or replay, I'm getting an error message that says "Please wait - Condensation, Operation Paused." I've waited now over a week & still getting the same error...

Put the camcorder in a warm dry place for a few hours, there is moisture inside the unit, that triggers the humidity sensor and shuts the camera off. If after drying the camcorder for a reasonable time it still will not function you will need to get it repaired.

Mar 03, 2011 | JVC GR-D90U Camcorder

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I have a error saying please wait condensation operation paused what does this mean

It probably means that a moisture sensor has tripped inside the recording mechanism. Did you take the camera from a cold (i.e air-conditioned) place into a warm place?
Generally waiting 'til the camera has warmed up and whatever moisture inside has gone away will let you use the camera again.

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Condensation please wait, and does not recoed, open tape door, and does not want to shut, will not record while this is happening, and there is no condensation in the camcorder

I purchased this camcorder used with the condesation error, it arrived in the mail yesterday, I researched the fix and without loosing any screws got it fixed. Here is what I did.

I plugged in the power cord, turned it to auto with the display screen open, the condensation error was blinking, I left it on for about 30 mins to one hour {didn't keep a tab as I was watching my favorite Tv show.} When I checked back the "condensation" error was gone.I then placed it on "off /charge" to charge the battery.

This is the next day and it hasn't return. It is almost unbelievable, the previous owner sold it just because of the error and I hardly did anything much to fix it. I am so happy.

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Dec 29, 2009 | JVC GR-D30U Camcorder

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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.


Nov 13, 2009 | JVC GR-D350 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Error message ''condensation operation failed''

1. There is a silver condensation detector in the tape compartment, rear left corner. You can try cleaning this with isopropyl alcohol. I have tried this, and it did not resolve the problem.
2. You can open the camera and unplug the power connector. This will reset the camera, and will resolve the issue for several months. I suggest looking further on this site, where there are instructions for which screws to remove to do this. I have done this, and it has resolved the issued for varying lenghts of time on my GR D30U.

Feb 27, 2009 | JVC Video Cameras

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JVC Model: GR-D7OU

If you refer to the message of condensation, test cleaning the sensor of condensation, a little black square joust behind of the drive motor, the drive motor is located too far on the left side of the mechanism, cleanup whit a qtip moistened lightly in some window cleaner, if this one gets dirty surely it was the problem, wait a few minutes to dries the product on the sensor and try it.

Aug 10, 2008 | JVC Cybercam GR-D70 Mini DV Digital...

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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

Apr 26, 2008 | JVC 580136 Camcorder

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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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