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JVC GR-D350U Digital Video Camera "Communication Error"

My battery will not charge and when I plug in my power cord to tape I get a "communication error". The picture it shows indicates that there is a problem between the camera and my battery. I have only owned it 4 months and have used the battery before to tape with no problem. I am thinking the battery is bad and/or the power cord is no good. Any other thoughts?

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Just found a workaround for the "cheap battery" problem. The problem is that there is some circuitry in the more expensive JVC batteries that the generics don't have. When this isn't detected by the camcorder, it won't function. It's a neat trick to make you buy the proprietary battery. Also suspecting that with the JVC battery, if the circuitry gets fried for some reason, the battery will no longer work. Well, the generic battery I have has a plug in the back of it so you can charge it with the JVC factory supplied charger. There was also a jumper cord supplied with the camcorder. Plug this in the back of your cheap battery, plug the other end into your DC port on your camera, and voila! You're in business. Downsides are that you have a short cord between the battery and camcorder and the battery indicator won't work so you'll need a spare.

Posted on Jul 31, 2007

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Same problem here. i have the same camera, and it just started doing the "communication error"

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I have exactly the same problem! Just looking on the net for a solution myself. I don't think that there is anything wrong with the batteries - have a feeling its the camera. Looking for my receipt and going back to the store today. had the camera since August 06 (7 months).

Posted on Apr 08, 2007

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