Maintenance and precautions, P. 102) – Sony DCR-IP1 User Manual

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Additional Information


Maintenance and

On Camcorder use and care

• Do not use or store the camcorder in the

following locations.

–Anywhere extremely hot or cold. Never

leave your camcorder exposed to
temperatures above 60°C (140°F), such as
under direct sunlight, near heaters or in a car
parked in the sun. The camcorder may
malfunction or become deformed.

–Near strong magnetic fields or mechanical

vibration. The camcorder may malfunction.

–Near strong radio waves or radiation. The

camcorder may not be able to record

–Near AM receivers and video equipment.

Noise may occur.

–Sandy beach or anywhere dusty. If sand or

dust gets in your camcorder, it may
malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction
cannot be repaired.

–Near windows or outdoors, where the LCD

screen or the lens may be exposed to direct
sunlight. This damages the inside of the
LCD screen.

–Anywhere very humid.

• Operate your camcorder on DC 7.2 V (battery

pack) or DC 8.4 V (AC Adaptor).

• For DC or AC operation, use the accessories

recommended in these operating instructions.

• Do not let your camcorder get wet, for

example, from rain or sea water. If your
camcorder gets wet, it may malfunction.
Sometimes this malfunction cannot be

• If any solid object or liquid get inside the

casing, unplug your camcorder and have it
checked by a Sony dealer before operating it
any further.

• Avoid rough handling or mechanical shock.

Be particularly careful of the lens.

• Keep the POWER switch setting to

(CHG)OFF when you are not using your

• Do not wrap your camcorder with a towel, for

example, and operate it. Doing so might cause
heat to build up inside.

When not using your camcorder for a
long time

Occasionally turn it on and let it run such as by
playing back tapes for about 3 minutes.



• Do not connect the A/V connecting cables or the AC

Adaptors to both your camcorder and the Handycam
Station simultaneously while using your camcorder.
This may cause a malfunction.

Moisture condensation

If your camcorder is brought directly from a
cold place to a warm place, moisture may
condense inside your camcorder, on the surface
of the tape, or on the lens. In this state, the tape
may stick to the head drum and be damaged or
your camcorder may not operate correctly. If
there is moisture inside your camcorder, [



Moisture condensation. Eject the cassette] or [


Moisture condensation. Turn off for 1H.]
appears. The indicator will not appear when the
moisture condenses on the lens.

If moisture condensation has occurred

None of the functions except the

lever will work. Eject the cassette, turn off your
camcorder, and leave it for about 1 hour with the
cassette lid open. Your camcorder can be used
again if


or Z does not appear when the power

is turned on again.
If moisture starts to condense, your camcorder
sometimes cannot detect condensation. If this
happens, the cassette is sometimes not ejected
for 10 seconds after the cassette lid is opened.
This is not a malfunction. Do not close the
cassette lid until the cassette is ejected.

Notes on moisture condensation

Moisture may condense when you bring your
camcorder from a cold place into a warm place
(or vice versa) or when you use your camcorder
in a humid place as shown below.
• When you bring your camcorder from a ski

slope into a place warmed up by a heating