Question about Sharp Viewcam VL-Z1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I had this same problem, and believe it or not, it is very simple to fix.
The fault is a dry joint on the dew sensor circuit.
This can be fixed permanently with a soldering iron, or if you don't want to kill the camcorder you can do a temporary fix each time the message occurs.
If you remove the tape and look down inside the camcorder, towards the front, next to a green circuit board, you will see two small blobs of solder with a wire running from each.
The image below shows the most likely position that needs either soldered or pushing in with a screwdriver or other fine metal device. You can remove the batteries first, for extra safety.
Posted on Feb 18, 2008
Bring you camcoder back to the repair with this solution and tell them to do it. But change this part for a proper one.
I can see mine is in exellent shape and I have never had this problem. So they should repair this particular part with a new part and make sure it's fixed this time.
They have not fixed your camcorder at all..?
Second resoldering your parts is and exellent idea when things are going wrong.. alot of times the original soldering is not done properly can totally give you nothing but errors and bad sensor readings. Bring it back and tell them what JumboSlim wrote.
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Posted on Feb 25, 2008
Can we have this elevated to SHARP as I thinks we're not the only one with same problem. My unit VL-Z300Es
Posted on Jan 29, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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