Buy CRC electronic contact cleaner that is plastic safe from home depot in their lighting/electronics dept. spray into female steroe jack holding camera upside down with straw slightly inserted. Do not spray a whole lot. Then let dry a few seconds and then spray the CRC plastic safe multi purpose precision lubricant. just a little and then plug the male end into jack. You might want to hold camera upside as well since you do not want oily residue inside tape transport. Push in a couple times then remove. Wipe male end with clean paper towel and spray that end then re-insert. Put on headphones and check to see if the problem got fixed. Check that little round bolt that holds it (female stereo jack) into place and tighten if needed
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WOW this is an expensive camera, I would first HIGHLY recomend spending the money and send it to a good electronics or camera shop and have them fix it.
If this is not an option here are a couple or things you can do. Since this is a higher end camera it
should have a mic jack, if so just hook in a good microphone and it should work fine.
A couple of words of warning before tying the next solution you could permanetly mess up your
cameras sound. While this method theoretically possible, some companies intentionally make this
very hard. Often companies will use hair thin wires or wires that are so short thier is no way to
patch into them. Also, since this description doesn't use standard hardware you should disclose
this repair to anyone who might wish to buy the equipment if you decide to sell it. Also, the mic
that I've suggested may not be as good of quality as the original Sony. You can use
any mic of about the same size so long as it has wires to tie into.
If your not real familiar with electronics get a buddy with some experience repairing electronics to help.
If your really adventurous, you could take the mic assembly apart and put in a new mic. Just get a good compact mic like a KOSS M5 and splice off the end then shave the wires. Then carefully
take the mic assembly on you camera apart look for a small disk made of two magnets an a
fillament with 2 wires disconect the wires from the disk and hook them up to the shaved wires
from the KOSS microphone (one wire from a lead the other to the ground of the KOSS microphone). The KOSS mic will have 3 wires two sources/leads and a ground you might have to play around with it to figure out the wires and get it working properly. If your mic assembly has 2 mics figure out which wires are the lead by hooking them up one at a time (to the wires that originally were hooked to the internal microphones) with the ground on the other wire and trying them. Once you figure out which are the lead wires hook them each up to the old mic wires and take the other side and hook them both up to the ground. once you have it all wired back up and any splices insulated (elecrical tape should be fine) you should be able to re assemble the mic with the new microphones installed.
If the mics for the camea are intergrated into a circuit board the same method will work but
the old mics will need to be desoldered and the leads from the new mic will need to be soldered
where the old mics were. If this is the case get a buddy with some experience with electronics to help you.
Method three use an external recorder. For this method just record the sound with another external
device like a digital voice recorder then use an editing program like Sony Vegas to add the sound to your video. The hard part is syncronization. A clicker may help create sound tags to align the video with the audio with the sound.
I think this camera has manual audio control.
Use the menu system and set the audio to manual then turn down the audio completely.
Another option is to place a microphone jack into the external mic socket without a mic attached. This will mute the onboard mic.
Unfortunately, there is no external mic connection on this camcorder. The a/v jack is for viewing movies on a tv or transferring to a video recorder, etc.
I found this out through some reviews on the camera at this site: http://alatest.com/reviews/camcorder-reviews/jvc-gr-d720-mini-dv-digital-camcorder/po3-36078831,21/
Sorry to have to relay the bad news. The biggest complaint about this recorder seems to be bad sound quality, but there is nothing that can be done about it, unfortunately. Sorry, wish I had better news for you.
YES - t built in microphone and the appropriate ports to allow connection of an external microphone. GO to some eletronics store. Tell them you need a MIC with a MINI-JACK connector. mini jack is the end of the microphone - its really just the size - so. Hope this Helpedx404x
If your cam has an external mic jack and your mic has the matching connection you should be golden if they don't have the same connection try radioshack they should be able to hook you up with an adapter...If their adapter is insanely priced try monoprice.com.
im wondering why it cant be repaired down to componet level as if the servicer has a schematic its probaly not more then a cap a diode or both snf msybr sa resistor as they do have a protection curcuit on thes camcorders that wount let it distroy the Board Maybe you need another servicer??? Im not sure of your queistion on the adaptor But im sure that if you look in your owners manual it will assist you in where to call to get or buy accessorys. Good luck
yes you need to connect to the input jack:
if it wont work there is probeblya burned capacitor from the boosting