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My CAMCORDER DISPLAYS ON THE SCREEN ( Please Wait Condensation,operation Paused ) while it is in this mode or alarm you cannot do anything with it.

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I have the same problem and I need a solution. Please, can somebody help?

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SOURCE: Please wait -Condensation operation Paused

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!
pootle 1944

Posted on Mar 28, 2008


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SOURCE: condensation operation

Here is how I fixed mine

JVCgrd70u Condensation problem fixed

Hope this help,


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SOURCE: Condensation

Here is how I fixed mine once and for all Hope this helps,Louis

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Please Wait Condensation, Operation Paused

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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