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Screen reads ''Please Wait, Condensation, Operation Paused'' This has been doing this over a week. This camcorder has never been by water and is always stored in a camcorder bag. Also it wont let me load the tape. JVC Model # GR-D350U Camcorder Mini DV

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Either the dew sensor is defective or there is some condensation inside the unit. Try opening up the unit and pointing a hair dryer at it from about 12" away (enough to blow warm air inside the unit, not hot air). Let that run for about 10-15 minutes and try the unit again. If it continues to fail, than the dew sensor needs to be replaced. This repair shoold be done by a repair shop as cameras are not the easiest to work on.

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