Sony DVD92e Moisture/Condensation Problem

Discussion in 'Sony' started by timothy.hill, May 7, 2006.

  1. timothy.hill

    timothy.hill Guest


    I have purchased the above camera and I am getting the said error very
    regularly. This occurs to such an extent that it makes the camera
    useless... I have tried to dry it out first using a hairdryer and then
    wrapping it in a towel and placing it on top of a radiator. Both of
    these worked to a certain extent in that when I reset the machine, the
    error went away. However, the error keeps on returning. To my
    knowledge, no moisture (apart from what is in the air) has gotten to
    the machine.

    Has anybody got any suggestions?


    timothy.hill, May 7, 2006
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  2. timothy.hill

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Apart from suggesting that you return the unit, presumably you have a
    warranty, you will need to give us a bit more info - for example -
    what are you using the camera for, were and how, what tapes are you
    :::Jerry::::, May 8, 2006
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  3. timothy.hill

    timothy.hill Guest

    Hi Jerry,

    It is a DVD camcorder and I am just using some cheap "bulkpaq" 8cm
    DVD-Rs I bought off the net. The unit reccommends that I use Sony
    discs, but I figured this just a way of making you buy more Sony stuff.

    WRT to it's use, I have hardly used it, or been able to. In the couple
    of times I have been able to get rid of the problem, I have been able
    to record onto the discs I bought. I then turned the unit off and when
    I came back to it, get the error. The unit has been taken outside once
    (i.e. not in it's box) and spent most of it's time in my gf's handbag.
    The rest of the time it has either been in it's box, or sitting about
    in doors...


    timothy.hill, May 8, 2006
  4. timothy.hill

    G Hardy Guest

    It's either lying to you, or it's not. If it's lying to you, it has a bad
    condensation sensor and needs to be returned to Sony for a service. If it's
    not lying, the camera is full of condensation that's not clearing by itself,
    so it needs to be returned to Sony for a service.

    I can't imagine that the firmware has been corrupted so that it's
    misinterpreting the reading from the sensor, but if it is, it needs to be
    returned to Sony for a service.
    G Hardy, May 8, 2006
  5. I'm afraid that it's not quite as simple as that. As this is a DVD camera,
    condensation will affect the laser lens so read/write errors may well be
    interpreted by the software as condensation problems.

    I would do a test using a know branded DVD, if the problem persists then it is a
    return for service.


    Stuart McKears, May 8, 2006
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