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Says lens cap is closed

Says my lens cap is closed i can't record anything it is almost like it wont let the light in to record

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    I have the same Problem and no solution yet



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BAD NEWS ! it is a CCD Failure !!

Good News !

No need to worry u can get it repaired free of charge from JVC even if u are out of warranty they have issued service advisory for this problem see here

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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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