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No power, where is surface mount fuse

I let one of my old associates use the it wont work...i bought a new battery and cord for it so it is not either one of them...i took it to the computer shop and the cant fix it cause all they deal with is computers...the battery was bad and so was the cord for it...please advise on where and how to get to the fuse in my camcorder.

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SOURCE: How to connect my jvc mini dv camcorder to my computer without the disc

Go to You can find software downloads. Good luck, magic seadog

Posted on Aug 12, 2007

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SOURCE: How to connect my jvc mini dv camcorder to my computer without the disc

Hi there,

You will find the instruction manial here.

Good luck

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SOURCE: Unable to see any picture on my JVC GR-D22U Camcorder. Please help*

I bought 3 Sony camcorders at different times, I have used not more than 20 times, and my brother bought another kind of camcorder did the same, but after 3-4 years, automatically quit one by one, even my brother’s camcorder quit within 4 years, this is what I think, the big companies like Sony, Jvc etc., won’t let you use the same unit for a long time, from our case, made us thought, they probably put a timer to control the age of the camcorders. Maybe we have to know how to adjust or change the timer chap.

I am still research about this case. And also I have a lot of documents can not transfer.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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I would go to and click on support and type your model number and then you can download your software.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

SOURCE: how do i fix my friends camcord JVC plz help i

Connect the camcorder to the computer with the data cable for the specific camcorder.
Then you can find the computer detects the camera .
You can see the camera partition in the my computer option
Then click the camera partition and paste the videos in the camera's hard disk .

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It looks like your Camcorder will need professional service. This model is famous for blown fuses, however these are surface mounted components about the size of a pin head. Not a user servicable situation. Good luck, magic seadog

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