Question about Video Cameras
I have a canon MV6i mc camcorder which when I turn it on it tells me condensation has been detected even though it has never been outside the house or near any sources of moisture!! - Before this happened I kept getting the remove the cassette warning which was fixed by Canon uncer warranty and then a few recording hours later developed the same fault. I now have a bbay and am considering weather to pursue fixing this unit or just bin it and buy another more reliable make of camera?? - Appreciate your assistance??
It is usually caused by a lack of continuity in the ribbon cable to the condensation detector mounted on the mech. lift motor. This happens because the cable is folded back on itself under the front board, and fails along the crease.
You can disable the condensation detector by shorting the two bottom connections at the end of the ribbon cable ( four live and a dummy middle) from the motor/condensation detector to the front board. You need to remove the front body panel to gain access and it is quite fiddly soldering ( a tiny drop of Wire Glue to bridge the gap between the connections is often easier), and it will leave you with an operating camera, but no protection from condensation if you should use the camera in atmospheric conditions where condensation could occur.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
This issue is a common issue for MV5i and MV6i. In Europe many users reported same issue. Canon offers solution but unfortunately not free of charge. However you may call their hotline and request exception since it has been reported a common issue.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
Try hard resetting the camera once ... remove the batteries for few min and again restart the device ...
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
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