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Dew indicator the dew indicator is always on. tried to fix problem per manual,no go. thank you mike.

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Re: dew indicator

Check Solution #3 ov Sharp Viewcam VL-Z1:

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Re: dew indicator

Look inside the camera to the front.wou will see 2 solder bloba,run a line of solder between them to by pass the dew,it works

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NOTE: I don't know what the exact "fixing" spot is, so I just hitted different places of the battery spot (both the upper and lower region). Take it easy first and don't hit too hard, see if it works and try again putting more force if necessary. I still can't believe this solved the problem, wish I'd tried it back when the problem first occured!

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