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Screen is black when trying to record

The lcd is working. the icons and menus show up. yes the lense cap is off. its just a black screen :(

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What is CCD?

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Re: screen is black when trying to record

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.

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Blank screen or 'remove lens cap'. on JVC's This is a known problem here in England and jvc are doing free repairs until Oct 2007 even for out of warranty items hope this helps you all regards Tony

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Re: screen is black when trying to record

Most common cause for this problem is defective CCD. the replacement of the same will rectify the problem. second can be iris not working due to friction or sticky blades. contact repair shop.

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I cant find a solution but causes may be :
1. Did you remove the LENSE CAP ?
2. PRobably there is a small switch that tells the camera that LENSE CAP is on or something dunno

About that recording problem
1. LCD Broken?
2. Other technical issues ...

Im not proffesional or anything :P Wish you luck with better people at this D: .


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