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My camera looses its memory it was rained on

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Captiva LS 2016. Water color clear constantly dripping 10ml/ 6hr from across pipe near bottom of car

if it does it when the a/c is on than its moisture/condensation from evaporator ---if it comes out of exhaust moisture from air being condensed and being pushed out by exhaust dont confuse with steam if steam white cloud which could mean engine /head gasket problems

Jun 09, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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When I turn on my camera..the look at screen is very weak..not normal. I had it on a ski lift in cold weather. The memory card will work fine on another camera

If you brought it into a warm environment, moisture may have condensed inside. Put the camera in a bowl of uncooked rice for at least 24 hours and try it again.

Feb 16, 2011 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

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Okay could you not use the "cap locks" it's a form of shouting thanks. Now for the question or a solution. These cameras are not weather proof and any moisture is just so destructive to the electronics. However I have a method of getting moisture out of a camera, first remove the battery and and the memory card, close the hatch/door get a good size bag of whole grain uncooked rice and submerge the camera into it for several day. The rice will pull the moisture out of the camera, there are no grantees this will work with your camera but if this fails the camera is pretty well broken and none serviceable.

Jan 06, 2011 | Cameras

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When it rains, car sputters and check eng. light comes on. replace 2 of coil packs and plugs but still having same issue.

Frequently high humidity or rainy weather can cause poor performance, usually because of a problem in the ignition system. Moisture and condensation may be forming iaround or in the coil packs. Also, the ignition (suppression) wires may be old and arcing from one cable to another, causing timing issues and misfire problems. That problem is aggravated by moisture and humidity. Look for old or loose plug wires loose plugs, etc.Look for ways to dsplace water in these ares. Sometimes there isn't anything to be done and it will cure itself after warmup.
Hope it helps

Dec 05, 2010 | 2001 Mazda Tribute

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My sony hdr-hc1 cmacorder is saying moisture condensation turn off for one hour but its been more than an hour

Leave it in a warmish dry place for as long as it takes. Condensation on the tape mechanism will cause the tape to cling and get snarled and tangled in the drive. You also need to make sure that the tapes are completely dry. Exposure to cold then warm air will cause condensation even without any rain or other obvious wetting. If the problem does not clear up overnight, then there may be a fault with the sensor, but give it plenty of time.

Nov 29, 2010 | Sony HDR-HC1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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2000 windstar hard to start and stalls if it rains and for days after rain stops. Then it will start and run fine until the next rain.

I would start with a complete tune up. Ignition wires get hard and crack allowing moisture to get into the wire shorting it out. You also may have a cracked distributor cap that is collecting condensation. A tune up will probably take care of the problem. If you have not had one in a while that is the best place to start.

Nov 21, 2009 | 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis

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What does C:31:22 mean?

Per the manual
C means you can fix E means professional service needed.
21 is moisture condensation. icon of rain drop in a box will flash on screen unless moisture in lens Eject tape let sit 1 hour or more to acclimate
31...manual says to eject cassete and reinsert, operate OR daisconnectpower cord andremove battery, reconnect, operate.

Mar 08, 2009 | Sony Handycam CCDTRV118 Camcorder

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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.

This will evaporate any moisture on video head drum.
and if camera still gives error then dew sensor in camera is bad and you need tech person to replace it.

Dec 16, 2008 | JVC GR-D33US Camcorder

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How can I avoid camera moisture condensation on my Sony a1e camera, it keeps saying turn off for one hour or eject tape and is doing this constantly.

Camera gives Moisture error sign if it really have moisture condensation inside or its moisture sensor itself got defective.

if moisture is inside, blow hot air in camera mechanism for 5-6 minutes by hair dryer (not so closed with mechanism) and check / test.

If problem still exist it means moisture sensor is defective and i know its Sony high-end model camera and know how to fix it yet I would recommend to take camera to Sony Service center for proper repair.

Dec 06, 2008 | Sony HVR-A1E HDV Digital Camcorder

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