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JVC camcorder says "Please Wait"...

... whenever I open the LCD monitor to record now. I've used it a lot for over a year with no problem, and this started just a couple weeks ago. It takes about 10 seconds for the "Please Wait" message to go away, and so I'm often missing the shots I want. One thing I did for the first time a couple weeks ago, that I thought might be related, was using the "Copy" feature. I just discovered that I could freeze the tape and copy a still shot onto the memory card. I did quite a bit of that a couple weeks ago, and thought maybe having the "Copy" setting still turned "On" was causing it, but I've turned that back to "Off" and it still does it. I always use the adapter, so it's not a power problem. Would love any suggestions on how to resolve this. Thanks!

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Re: JVC camcorder says "Please Wait"...

Actually, I got the solution on the phone with JVC -- it was to remove the memory card which was still inside. Thanks.

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Re: JVC camcorder says "Please Wait"...

PRESET the camera two or three times and try.

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