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On manual mode after recording, on play back mode, all you see is a blue screen, and nothing shows up, there is only audio.

After recording on manual mode, on playback mode, when playing back the footage all you see is a blue screen, and no footage, but you can hear audio, this has only just happened recently, and i have done a head clean 5 times, still does the same thing, oh and when i test record again on manual mode, i go back, and it plays the clip for 30secs, then freezes, then goes blue screen, what should i do?

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SOURCE: Do I need any special cables to view or record the footage?

No. The GRHD1U includes a component cable. Another breakout cable provides composite, S-video and audio left and right. For dubbing the footage to a DVHS VCR or computer, a standard 4 to 4 or 4 to 6 (camera has a 4 pin connector built in) pins firewire cable (not supplied) is required.

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SOURCE: horizontal snow lines on record and playback

the symptom is caused by a dirty video head. sometimes cleaning tape cannot do all the jobs, especially when the dirt is so much that any cleaning tape cannot remove it. open the cover, use a clean white paper dampened with a little alcohol. use your finger on the paper and gradually move the head drum back and forth. donot move the paper up or down. just move the drum slowly. good luck!

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SOURCE: Lens wont's pick up any picture - just shows black


see the link for free repairs from JVC dont worry if u are out of warranty and not on list just call them PLS RATE ME FIXYA for help

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SOURCE: No sound during Playback

we have the same problem..mine is sony dcr-sr200

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SOURCE: I have a JVC GZ-MG330. Today I was recording, and

Do not be that worried, in this case you still have chance to get back those video chips and you may need video recovery software to help, here are some programs you may rely on. Both programs can also recover photo and music files.

Video Photo Recovery Software (for Windows)
Mac Video Photo Recovery Software (for Mac OS X)

Take the memory card or stick out and connect to your computer via a card reader. Before your videos are recovered, do not attempt to save more files to the JVC memory card or stick in case the original files(your videos) are overwritten.

Posted on Dec 21, 2010

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