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Missing spring on cassette mech. and condensation opertion paused

My camcorder stopped working suddenly. On the screen a message appears as constant saying "condensation operation paused" and the camcorder won't load a cassette, the cassette's just pop straight back out. The cassette mechanism will close without a cassette, but not with one in. Looking at the cassette mechanism I noticed that there appears to be a retaining spring missing on one side ( should the camera have two retaining springs, one on each side. I hadn't bothered to look until it stopped working) Any idea's would of great use. Thanks Paul.

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  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    I too have the exact same problem! Looks as if there is a spring missing on the left side. What about yours?

    And I get the CONDENSATION message on the screen.

    Any help?


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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

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