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I'm not sure what the solution is, but I am having the same probelms, and I would appreciate any help with this since I am shooting a childrens camp and I am fairly isolated and don't have the time to swop cameras or send it to get fixed. I need to know if the recording is fine (video and audio) but the playback is not working correctly...or is it not recording correctly or playing back correctly. The sound cuts out from time to time in playback. Thank you.
You cannot play SVHS tapes on a standard VHS machine. Your solution is to either: 1. Buy an SVHS Home unit (not a great idea) 2. Use regular VHSC tapes in your camcorder (these will playback fine in your existing home unit). 3. Hook your camcorder directly into your TV and use the camera as a playback device.
I bought a replacement data battery BN-VF-808U from Digicowfish through Amazon.com. (?made by PomerPower). It fits nciely to my JVC Everio GZ-MG330 which uses a BN-VF808U data battery. However, JVC gives a screen message:Communicating Error. Now I have solved my Communication Error by using a jumper cable provided with the replacement battery BN-VF808U to connect the attached replacement battery to the camcorder. There is a DC input socket on the camcorder. There is also a DC input socket on the replacement battery for direct connection.
If your batteries are NOT JVC batteries, then the problem is with your batteries. JVC batteries have some "smart circuitry" in them that helps the camera know and tell you how much juice is left. After about 20 seconds, the camera gives up trying to get the info from the non-JVC batteries and displays the communication error.
Both of these error codes are related to the reels inside of the camcorder. The error codes that you mention stand for No Take Up Reel Rotation (F01) and No Supply Reel Rotation (F02). The take up reel is the one that pulls in the extra slack while the tape is running so that the tape itself does not become loose and choppy. The supply reel is the reel in charge of turning to allow the tape to unwind. What you are experiencing are both common reel rotation errors.
First things first, restore your camcorder to factory settings, take out the battery and leave it out over night, plug it back in the next morning. If that doesn't fix it, try a completely different tape that you've used in the camcorder before to see if there is something wrong with the tape reels (sometimes they are loose) or the tape itself.
If that does not work, your next step is cleaning the camcorder. Use a cleaning tape. You may want to perform two or three cleanings in order to make sure that the camcorder is back to normal. You can also use an electronics dusting brush and manually clean out any visible dirt or dust, sometimes blowing cool air (such as the canned air used to clean computer keyboards) directly into the camera can fix the problem as well.
Unfortunately, if neither of these solutions fixes it, it's time to take it to a repair shop, it may need a new reel mechanism inside of the camcorder.