Question about JVC Video Cameras
I will be recording just fine and after a little while the screen will go blue and say "Condensation, Please Wait" This happens even when it's been inside. I will leave it open like the instructions suggests and sometimes it'll help but most of the time not. Is there a problem that can't be fixed or what are my options
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This is a fairly common problem. It requires solder rework of the fpc cable connector form the loading motor ass'y. The sensor is not being properly detected, normally low resistence, located on the ass'y. It is not an amateur repair. Better seek a pro. Good luck, magic seadog
Posted on Aug 13, 2007
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.
Posted on Mar 03, 2008
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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
Posted on May 26, 2008
place on oven @ 320F for 10 mins. flip over and add bbq sauce.. should be done. <JUST KIDDING>
leave tape out, put on sun for couple hrs.
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
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I found instructions with pictures on fixing this problem online at
The process involves taking the camera apart.
Other forums I have looked at have mentioned waiting the error out or allowing the camera to air out.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
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I'm afraid condensation warning will come back again. Yeah you're right, real condensation can be solve this way, since letting it run for quite some time dries up those moisture it may have. But most of the time it's an erroneous message popping up. Your lucky if you got the real one, nothing to worry about it. Good Luck
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
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