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Jvc gr-70u my camcorder is showing condensation operation paused what can i do for repair

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  • sparkski Jan 04, 2008

    my jvc grd70 has been paused because of condensation for well over a year

    battery dead now,, was perfect hardly used never around wet conditions..

  • AMSAMS Apr 21, 2008

    I get condensation error message when i switch on the camara and says please wait, nothing happens, sometimes it will not allow me to incert the tape, I put it near a warm place and on one occation it worked ok for about an hour, then same problem again with same message.

  • JPP5100 Jul 10, 2008

    When I start my camera, I got "Please wait - Condensation paused". And I cannot insert tapes, cover always opens.

  • nfairle Sep 03, 2008

    exactly the same 'condensation operation paused- went off indoors at christmas, won't let me insert a tape - any solutions ......

  • bowring Oct 12, 2008

    Identical issue with mine. I tried filming in a closed swimming pool area. Guide suggests you wait an hour. I have been waiting for weeks. Any solutions found since you posted this?

  • rickjo Oct 14, 2008

    condensation occurs.please wait

  • hopehudson Oct 25, 2008

    For days on end it displays condensation, operation paused. I live in Mississippi, so maybe it is the humidity.

  • polzsc Nov 30, 2008

    condenation operation paused error message



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You have to clean a sensor that one finds to the right of the engine of tape load, it is not necessary to disarm, only opens the compartment of the tape, the laod engine is a vertical cylinder like a 8 mm silver color, It is located even behind to the left side, use a special hook tool, with a cotton cover and laser clen-up solution.

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