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Old June 16th, 2011, 02:34 PM   #31
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How much did it cost to get the sensor replaced?
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Old June 16th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #32
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It was about $300
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Old June 16th, 2011, 03:19 PM   #33
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Thanks for your reply.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 07:09 PM   #34
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You're very welcome!
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Old July 7th, 2011, 10:05 AM   #35
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I have 3 Sony HDR-HC1's (much like the A1U). Two of my three Sony HC1's has had the moisture issue that required the cleaning of the sensor. One of the two couldn't be fixed with a simple cleaning . . . it continued to give the "moisture warning" and simply shut down each time I turned on the camera.

I recalled a posting I read some time ago that if you give a Sony Handycam a firm "slap", it often fixed Sony issues as reported by error warnings. I figured I'd try it when I had nothing to lose, since I wouldn't, at this late date, spend a ton of $ to fix the issue. To my surprise, the camera WORKED after a quick slap or two! And it continues to work . . . and this was over a year ago.

I don't advocate whacking a good piece of Sony gear . . . but if it's equipment you aren't prepared to fix otherwise, it might be worth a "shot" . . . it worked for me.

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Old July 7th, 2011, 10:55 AM   #36
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Does this work with people?
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Old August 12th, 2011, 09:25 AM   #37
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Re: Moisture Condensation

I read on a wikipedia page that the condenser triggers when there is more resistance across the sensor's contacts (which is opposite of how I would intuitively think it would work)..... but......if that is true, then could just putting some solder across the contacts on the sensor solve the moisture condensation problem ? If there is no resistance, then it would never trigger the alarm ?

Thoughts on my theory here ??
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Old August 16th, 2011, 10:52 PM   #38
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Bump.....come on, no one has tried the solder trick - don't you want to just crack open your camera and try it for me ;-)

I'm seriously considering it myself, the moisture condensation error is becoming a real pain in my @!#
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