Re: Same dew dection problem with no help from Panasonic
Stupid as it may sound, After much investigation and navigation, dissasambling, cleaning and unsuccesful attempts. Dew detected message kept coming on . Found a solution that worked for my and many others apparently.
Remove the battery, take the cam firmly and hit it with the palm of your hand exactly bellow de base of the battery seat (lower BACK side OF THE CAM,) TWICE or three times. Hit it hard, Put the battery back on, turn it on and it shoukld work like magic. Try it, I thought the same thing you are thinking now when I read this. please go ahead an try it good luck
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hi,dew means you got humidity level to high inside the camera
,press eject,removed the battery and try to use an air dryer an blow air inside the mechanism
thats where the dew sensor is located , for few minutes the let it cool down in a dry place
thats should reset the sensor system, if its not work that mean you will have to
replace the dew sensor.
hope that will help you,thats all i can do from here.
Also try this, take the bottom cabinet off, with the lcd panel facing you and the camera turned upside down and the cassette housing pointing away from you you will see 2 wide gold cables plugged into the right side of the board, realitively the same size, the gold cable that is between the main pcb and the mechanism assy is the control cable pull it our of the connector and clean it with alcohol, you can even take it one step further and evenly trim just a hair of the cable off all the way across just so that it has a new place to set. This has worked for me over 100 times in the past years. Seasoned camcorder technician 13 years experience.
To find this information you will have to either go to the Panasonic customer support website and enter your palmcorder model number and check out the frequently asked questions to see if they have already asked this question and have a answer in the form. the website is (http://www.panasonic.com). you can call the customer support telephone number at 1-800-211-7262. Between the hours of 9am-7pm EST. You can also use the customer support e-mail at email@example.com Give them the Brand name and model number of the palmcorder. Tell them the problem you are having with dew dector and ask the for assistance. I Hope this information helps you with your palmcorder problem.
Dew has condensed in the camera. Eject the cassette but leave the cassette door open.remove the battery . Borrow a hair drier . set it to optimum temperature(not vey hot but but hot enough to cause discomfort when blown on fingers). direct the hot air through the cassette compartment door for about five minutes. reattach the battery and reinsert the tape. Good Luck, Luwangula
Turn your camera on. When you get the dew detected warning, take your battery off and just hit the spot where your battery was a few times with your palm, not too hard, but not really soft. Put the battery back on and it should be fixed unless you actually do have a dew problem!
If that doesn't work, try drying it out with a hair dryer.
In your owners manual on page 52 you will find a list of authorized service centers. Give the one in your area a call. Give them the brand name and model number of the camcorder. Tell them you are having a problem with the dew warning coming on while using the camera with the battery. They should be able to help find a answer to this problem.You can also call the panasonic customer support telephone number at 1-800-211-7262 between the hours of 9am-7pm EST. Give them the brand name and model number of the camcorder and ask them for help with the problem of dew indicator coming on while in use with the battery. I hope this information helps you with your camcorder problem.
The dew sensor is in most if not all makes and models.
No maker has the corner on dew sensor failures. What is a problem today is that service fees nearly outstrip replacement costs. The part itself is cheap, putting it in costs.
A great tech can fix the issue in about 10 or so minutes.