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"DEW" is on screen and VCR not working

Sansui Model COM311ADA, AC/DC TV/VCR combo. Manufactured Nov. 2001. "DEW" is on the bottom left of the screen and the VCR won't do anything but load and eject. I've been through the menu but can't find a relative item. I've tried unplugging it but that didn' get rid of it. I have a Sony-Triniton KV-21 VH5BR and suddenly the "Dew" appears on the right side on top of screen. It never goes away. My VCR it's not working, but it doesn't bothers me. How can i fix that?

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When the DEW appears leave tv on for several hrs at room temp. The heat from the picture tube will help remove the moisture.

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