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Condensation The camera will not accept cassettes, and the screen says that condensation has been detected. Is there any way to rectify this?

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Re: Condensation

Just switch it on and leave it like that for about one hour.. it will clear by itself..

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I push the tape in as to load it and it immediately pops back out.

Your camera is experiencing condensation - your LCD should have a flashing image of a red droplet (this is a condensation warning). REMOVE THE CASSETTE to avoid damaging it.

Another cassette CANNOT and SHOULD NOT be loaded when condensation is detected.

Leave the cassette compartment open - its takes an hour until the water droplets evaporte. After the condensation warning stops flashing, wait for 1 more hour before resuming use.

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Sony dcr trv245e erroe code c32 20. I have had condensation issues with this camera in the past and now I cant eject the tape. can anyone help

The error code that your unit is now producing indicates that it is experiencing a tape transport problem - specifically that the takeup reel is leaving slack out of the cassette. This may have led to tape becoming caught in the mechanism and hence the cassette will not eject. This is one scenario although unfortunately it is not the only possibility.
The unit will probably need to go to a professional to have the cassette manually removed and the cause of the fault condition identified and rectified.

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How can I disable a Condensation Sensor on a Canon Elura 50. It always detects "condensation" now, and the casette door will not close anymore. All I get is the message "Condensation has been detected", it...

Strange, if there is indeed moisture in the device, you could try an un-agressive approach of putting the device in a bag of rice.

Alternatively, if your clothes dryer has a rack, you could try leaving the camcorder in there for 15 min or so on medium. As soon as you remove the device from the dryer, attach a vacuum cleaner to an area of the camera such as where the battery would go, to **** fresh air through it... This will evacuate any mosture still in the device and is by far the best method in my opinion.

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Dew Detected message

When the camera's circuits detect condensation on the tape heads, this message is shown and the camera shuts down. This is to prevent damage to tapes, that could stick to the damp head.  It is recommended to leave the camera in a warm and dry place until sufficient time has elapsed for the condensation to evaporate. This may be several hours. Do not leave the camera anywhere too warm that is likely to damage it, like on a stove or radiator.  This issue is commonly caused by moving the camera from the cold outdoors, into the warmth of indoors. If the symptoms persist, the head may be dirty. try a head cleaner cassette, or failing that, return for service.

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Condensation, operation paused, JVC Video Camera model GR-D70AS

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

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Can you open the camera?
If you can remoce the mechanisum and clean the condensation sensor which is on the loading motor and then close back and check.

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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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Condensation found

inspect the flex around the chassis when it comes out it is brown sometimes it comes loose or breaks and you will get that message. you could take the cassette cover off and get a better look just follow every flex to were they go and look closely for cracks.

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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

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When pouring a chilled beverage into a glass, water droplets may form on the surface of the glass. This happens because the air around the glass is rapidly cooled down, and moisture in the air adheres to the surface of the glass. This phenomenon is called condensation. This kind of condensation may also occur with camcorders. If you continue to use the camcorder with condensation on it, it could damage the camcorder. Condensation may form on the camcorder in the following cases: (1) When being moved from a cold place to a warm place (2) When being used in a rapidly-heated cold room (3) When being used in a humid room (4) When being moved from an air-conditioned room to a warm, humid place When condensation occurs: The camcorder stops operating automatically after its power lamp flashes. The warning message "CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED" appears and the condensation-warning icon below starts flashing. Condensation-warning icon If a cassette is loaded, the warning message "CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED" and "REMOVE THE CASSETTE" appear and the cassette-warning icon starts flashing. Cassette-warning icon If a cassette is loaded in the camcorder, remove the cassette immediately and leave the cassette compartment open. If condensation is detected, the POWER switch and cassette-removing switch will be activated. Leaving the cassette in the camcorder may damage the tape. A cassette should not be loaded into the camcorder when condensation is detected. How to avoid condensation Unload the cassette and place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag when moving to locations where temperatures vary. Allow time for the camcorder to adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it from the bag. Resuming use Allow at least one hour before resuming use; more time may be required for heavier condensation. When condensation has been eliminated, turn the camcorder on. After the condensation-warning icon stops flashing, wait one hour before resuming use.

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