Question about JVC GR-D33US Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I am having trouble with my digital camcorder, model # GR-D33US. I cannot see through the viewfinder, it's completely black as if the lens cap is still on. Also, nothing shows on the LCD screen, it is completely black as well.
Found this on the JVC Website, gonna give it a try and see what happens...
CCD Program for This Model - GR-D33US JVC has received reports that in certain circumstances, this model may, while in the camera mode, show no picture, a distorted picture and/or display “LENS CAP” even though the lens cap is removed. We have identified the probable cause as a failure of the CCD image sensor. Repairs of units exhibiting these problems as a result of a defect in the CCD image sensor will be made free of charge at JVC Factory Service Centers. Click this Repair Request link to download a Repair Request Form and find your nearest location.
Please call our Customer Care Center at (800) 858-6442 if you encounter any problems in obtaining a free repair. We apologize for any inconvenience and are appreciative of your understanding and support.
JVC reserves the right to terminate this program at any time with appropriate notice on this web site.
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
Apparently this same problem exists on many different models. I have a JVC grd72u. I called JVC @ 800-252-5722. I selected the "Corrective Action Program" prompt from the automated attendent. I spoke to a customer service rep. They are aware of the problem and are fixing it for free, but only until 12/31/07. I suggest you call ASAP and get your name in the computer. If the problem is something besides the CCD sensor, they will call you with the estimate to repair.
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
Can you playback movies made on it before??? if yes then you have a camera problem and could be a auto iris issue as someone put the camera in manual iris mode or the iris is stuck and a lite tap will usually dislodge the iris OR its the pan capacitor problem ..The pan cap problem is still happining because manufacturers are still using those crappy panasonic surface mounted caps in most camcorders and the less you use the camcorder the more they leak out and distroy the printed curcuit board. Sounds like your gonna need a expert to diagnoise this for you. Good Luck . firstname.lastname@example.org and if thatdosent work try (800) 252-5722
Posted on May 10, 2006
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