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Condensation what is the proiblem when camcorder shows "condensation please wait"

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  • Amiraw Apr 09, 2008

    Yep..had the same problem..now my camcorder will not accept a tape at all and just keeps ejecting it and shows "condensation, please wait" even though the camcorder has been in the house (in the closet) during the cold season. Not good!

  • patricio18 Apr 13, 2008

    CONDENSATION PROBLEM

  • Lenoni Jun 16, 2008

    We have had the same problem several times.

    From going to a hot dry country like Egypt to going to a wet humit country like Belgium.

    Only after a week or so the camera came back to operating normally.

  • xeesp351 Oct 30, 2008

    Exact same proble, we live is Sydney, camera has never left the house, apparently its the sensor that plays up, how do we replace, or disconnect it please?

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    where can i send this camera too to get it fixed in tyler texas

    the condensation issue

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    i have a jvc GR-D40 and it also says condensation please wait i dont know what 2 do can u help

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The camera has a sensor inside to detect condensation. Condensation can cause the tape to stick the the transport mechanism, resulting in possible damage.

Condensation can occur if the camera is moved from a cold environment to a warm one. The only thing you can do is open the tape compartment, remove the tape to allow maximum airflow and wait for the camera to warm up and any condensation to evaporate.

If the condensation warning had come on and your camera hasn't experienced a sudden change of temperature, this could indicate a possible fault. I'm afraid this is not something you would be able to fix yourself.

Matt

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

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Camera has a sensor inside to detect condensation
Condensation can occur if the camera is moved from a cold environment to a warm one.

So open the tape compartment, remove the tape to allow maximum airflow and wait for the camera to warm up

Regarding Condensation please wait
This message comes when your camera hasn't experienced a sudden change of temperature, this could indicate a possible fault.


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Condensation


Camera has a sensor inside to detect condensation
Condensation can occur if the camera is moved from a cold environment to a warm one.

So open the tape compartment, remove the tape to allow maximum airflow and wait for the camera to warm up

Regarding Condensation please wait
This message comes when your camera hasn't experienced a sudden change of temperature, this could indicate a possible fault.


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I purchased this camcorder used with the condesation error, it arrived in the mail yesterday, I researched the fix and without loosing any screws got it fixed. Here is what I did.

I plugged in the power cord, turned it to auto with the display screen open, the condensation error was blinking, I left it on for about 30 mins to one hour {didn't keep a tab as I was watching my favorite Tv show.} When I checked back the "condensation" error was gone.I then placed it on "off /charge" to charge the battery.

This is the next day and it hasn't return. It is almost unbelievable, the previous owner sold it just because of the error and I hardly did anything much to fix it. I am so happy.

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