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Panasonic camcorder (NV-DS65) - Dew Indicator Problem

I have a Panasonic camcorder (NV-DS65). Everything was fine until one day after coming inside the house on a rainy day, I found my camera to have the dew warning The dew indicators so often indicated in the screen and automatically shut down. sometimes while switching it on, the problem was solved. But after used about 30 minute, the dew indicator is flash again.... again... again and again Can any please suggest me a way to solve, I have tried the measures given in the manual, but it did'nt work.

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I found this on another site, but it WORKED great for me, and was a VERY easy fix, so I suggest everyone to try it before you go disassembling your camera. I know this sounds very stupid, but it actually somehow fixed my problem, so everyone should give it a go:

1) Turn the camera on.

2) When the dew icon is displayed, take off the battery and then hit/smack the spot on the camera where the battery goes a couple of times (not overly hard, but with some force).

3) Put the battery back and see if it's fixed. If it isn't, repeat the whole procedure. It took me about four tries but now miraculously my camera seems to be working, for the first time in about 3-4 years!!!

NOTE: I don't know what the exact "fixing" spot is, so I just hitted different places of the battery spot (both the upper and lower region). Take it easy first and don't hit too hard, see if it works and try again putting more force if necessary. I still can't believe this solved the problem, wish I'd tried it back when the problem first occured!

NOTE #2: I think this fix will probably also work on some other Panasonic cameras with the same dew problem - in fact, I think the guy who originally came up with this solution actually had a different camera model than I do.. I know it's a late reply, but hopefully this helps at least someone!

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The resistance of the detector increases with moisture. To disable it, you short it out with a small wire. Removal is optional. If you can't identify the part, you don't belong in the camcorder.

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Re: Panasonic camcorder (NV-DS65) - Dew Indicator Problem

I found a tech that removed the dew sensor. The proper fix is to replace it, but no parts so its gone.

Posted on Sep 06, 2005

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