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Dew light sharp camcorder

Hi  My name is frank i am from canada 
I can not use my camcorder anymore cause a dew message appears all the time and the camcorder shut down after few second? can someone help me ?
I appreciate a lot.

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  • helenman Jun 19, 2008

    Hi

    Yes I have the same problem, but it will eventually fix itself. Can you tell me the cause and a solution. It seems to happen more when I was overseas, with the changes of temperature and air conditioning & also on the plane.



    Please help

  • responsehamm Jul 29, 2008

    I turn on the camcorder and it shuts off..even when plugged in. It does say dew.

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    dew indicator comes on an shuts down camera

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    I had the same problem, I wondered if it was the old tape but this link did fix it, I ended up soldering the dew sensor pins together as a last resort and hey presto, it works, thank a million, the power of the web is awesome!!

    See the link http://ataplow.googlepages.com/sharp-dew...

  • yorki Dec 07, 2008

    i have the same problem-its so annoying when you want to tape something at the spur of the moment and it wont work because of the dew sensor.i have way of getting round it without welding the sensors together-i open the side where you put the tape then rest it on top of the radiator while its warm,place the camcorder upside down so the warm air goes into the camcorder-you,ll have to leave it there for about 20 mins,but it will work-you can also do this trick in the car by placing it on the dashbord while you have the heating on-it should be ok by the time you reach your destination

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