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Condinsation operations when I am recording sometimes a grayish screen outlined in yellow. Inside the box, it says "Condensation,operation paused" how do i get this off?

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I have a error saying please wait condensation operation paused what does this mean

It probably means that a moisture sensor has tripped inside the recording mechanism. Did you take the camera from a cold (i.e air-conditioned) place into a warm place?
Generally waiting 'til the camera has warmed up and whatever moisture inside has gone away will let you use the camera again.

Jun 19, 2010 | JVC Digital Video Camera

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Condensation operation paused

Remove power from the camera. I remove the battery as well. In the back of where the tapes go, on the left side is a silver component. It's just behind a metal roller that hangs down from a plastic piece over the head. If you look behind the roller diagonally across where the tape goes, you can see a black square on the right side of the silver component. Clean this (gently!) with a moist cotton swab. The swap should get a bit of black gunk off. I'd recommend cleaning it with a dry swab next to remove any moisture. Wait a minute or so to be sure it's dry. Then re-apply power. You should not see a false condensation message for a long time.

Mar 13, 2010 | JVC GR-X5 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Condensation, operation paused

Try running a cleaning tape through the JVC 2 or 3 times and also wiping all around the tape compartment with a long cotton bud soaked with isopropyl alcohol. It cured my problem in Singapore.

Oct 30, 2009 | JVC GR-DX97 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Please Wait Condensation, Operation Paused

This is often referred to as DEW and is a sensor inside the camera that detects moisture. You can hasten the removal most times by warming the camera with a hairdryer on medium setting and not too close to the plastic case. When you store the camera store it with a few of those little bags of silicone crystals that come in many packages that we just throw away.

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Aug 21, 2009 | JVC Video Cameras

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Will not respond to record or play

if no picture on screen and u are unable to record it might be a CCD failure due to manufacturing fault in this series kindly see the link below u can get it repaired free of charge or tell me the resion u are in and i will give u direct link for support pls rate me FIXYA or ask more help

Jan 06, 2009 | JVC GR-D50 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Condensation is usually a result of a change in temperature of your camcorder. Like taking it from a warm house and shooting outside in a chilled environment. Or taking the camcorder that was in the car in a cold environment into a warm house. Condesation will make the tape stick to the revolving video head and the camcorder has sensors that know this could be a very bad thing for both the camcarder and your tape. So the camcorder shuts down. The tape also needs to be at the same temperature as the camcorder or temperature differences will create condensation between the tape and the video head.

Eject the tape. Shut off the camcorder and leave it in a room temperature place for a day. Then give it a try.

Dec 12, 2008 | JVC Cybercam GR-D70 Mini DV Digital...

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Condensation operation posed

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

Mar 02, 2008 | JVC GR-D30U Camcorder

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Condensation, Operation Paused

The only thing you can try is to dry it out completely. Open every possible port to the interior, and put it near a dry-heat source. If the moisture is reasonably near a surface it may take a day or two -- if it is in a semi-sealed place it may take forever for the condensation to evaporate out. There's nothing more you can do but have patience and keep trying it to see if the error goes away over time, possibly a looong time. Before you bring it inside from the cool outdoors, you should seal it in a plastic bag until it warms up -- that way any condensation will form on the outside of the bag and not inside the camera.

Jan 12, 2008 | JVC Everio GZ-MG37 Camcorder

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