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Message -Lens Cap text appearing

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I have this model camcorder and when trying to record with the lens cap off, the LCD display says the cap is on and can not record vision only sound.

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Hi There, You probably have a ccd problem. Up to October of 2007, JVC was replacing the ccd under warranty as they had a defective batch, ( all of them ). You could try to take to a jvc service depot and ask if warranty will still cover the repair. Are you in the USA or Canada? I can help you if in CDA.
Let me know, mr cicmo.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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