Question about JVC GR-D40E Mini DV Digital Camcorder
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is a bad or dirty dew sensor, a common problem with this model. It's not a user correctable problem. Your local camcorder repair shop should take care of it ( under $100 ).
Posted on Jul 12, 2006
Always happens when I go to Scotland to visit my daughter.
Solution - I take it to bed pugged in & switched on. It's so warm in the morning it works!
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
If the camera becomes damp or cold and brought into a warm atmosphere damp forms in the mechanism which would cause the tape to stick and become damaged or fouled.
leave the camera to warm up for a few hours and the fault should clear.
If not the most common reason is the dew sensor has failed and needs replacing
Posted on May 26, 2008
SOURCE: condensation operation
I found instructions with pictures on fixing this problem online at
The process involves taking the camera apart.
Other forums I have looked at have mentioned waiting the error out or allowing the camera to air out.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
This is often referred to as DEW and is a sensor inside the camera that detects moisture. You can hasten the removal most times by warming the camera with a hairdryer on medium setting and not too close to the plastic case. When you store the camera store it with a few of those little bags of silicone crystals that come in many packages that we just throw away.
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Posted on Aug 21, 2009
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