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Can't get it to work

I have tried new batteries and the ac power cord. I am getting no power. THe charge light won't come on. I can't open the tape door. It won't do anything. Please help. It is a JVC GR-SXM250U. I have had it past warranty. I don't know what to do.

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Re: Can't get it to work

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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