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JVC Condensation problem


Do you have a solution for the condesation problem (other than the hairdryer)? We really need our JVC for some important family functions coming up and can't afford to replace or send for repair....

ANY help is so very gratefully received.

Thank you.


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JVC GR-D370 Condensation problem.
Connection from loading motor on pcb is dry jointed.

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