I have a camcorder that is a few years old, but only has maybe 5 hours of usage.
i got it out and the tape wouldnt eject,so i charged it fully,and it still wouldnt work. at this point i could rew., fsfw.,play, etc.just wouldnt eject.
i removed tape cover and manually popped the latch.
the tape had been eaten but would still play and everything.
got the tape out,put in a brand new one,turned it on and it had tape end on lcd.now it wont do anything,rew.,fsfw.,play,stop, eject, nothing.
help!!,there is no-one in my town that will service camcorders.
I have a JVC Camcorder model GR-SXM745U. I have a tape stuck in it and it will not play. It turns on for about 5 seconds then it will say (UNIT IN SAFEGAURD MODE) then it will turn off. I charge the battery in full but it will show that the battery is empty on the screen. I also popped the door open (I didnt break anything) to see if the film is jammed but it is not. Even when I use the adapter instead of the battery, it does the same thing. Can you tell me whats wrong and what to do with it? Thanks.
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you may have a faulty camera there,,,or the vcr tape may be faulty and has spred some of the tape on the recording head try running a cleaning tape through the vcr first to clean the heads,,then use a new tape (not the old tape!) to try that out,, if its cleans the head up throw away the old tape so you never put it back in this vcr
It is more than likely that during the period of prolonged storage in less than ideal conditions, some moisture has entered the camcorder and rendered it useless. This camcorder is also some twenty-four years old, and all consumer electronic devices have a limited life, even if well looked after. I feel your only choice is to replace it, and keep the replacement in optimum storage conditions - maybe in a dry cupboard indoors.
JVC camcorders are known for having safeguard problems. mine was locked into safeguard the second time i tried to use it at 1 month old. i had it repaired and it came back eating the tapes. eating the tapes was blamed on old, or improper tapes. they were all brand new never used JVC tapes. it came back from service locked in safeguard mode. i got it back the fourth time and it worked for a few days, then went back into safeguard mode. the shop had it more than i did during the first year. when it locked the next time after the warranty was out, i was told the estimate for repairs was $300.00. unless you want to try to risk taking it apart, the only 2 options you have is to send it in for repairs which is not cheap, or throw it away and never buy anything from JVC again. i chose option 2.
since it's an analogue camera and using a standard tape format, you might as well purchase a VHS-C adapter cassette (GB£10 from several photography stores) and run through your VHS VCR into an analogue video capture card.
You cannot play SVHS tapes on a standard VHS machine. Your solution is to either: 1. Buy an SVHS Home unit (not a great idea) 2. Use regular VHSC tapes in your camcorder (these will playback fine in your existing home unit). 3. Hook your camcorder directly into your TV and use the camera as a playback device.
There is a VHS cartridge for a JVC EHG 30 VHSC tape. It's called a
Panasonic PV-P1 Adapter, and think you can find one on eBay. I've used
one before, and from what I remember, it worked pretty well. The only
bad thing about it is that you need an AA battery to operate it. Well, I
hoped this helped, if you still need it.
You cannot tell if the switch for the eject is broken on the printed circuit boar, or the switch knob may only be internally broke unless you take the camcorder apart. I have seen just the knob break off inside and this know is only a few bucks + the labor, and thats what ia going to cost the most.
The cassette adapter uses 1 AA battery. When you place your VHSC tape into the adapter and close the cover, you will hear the motor running and the red piece on the adapter will move inside. Check the placement of the battery and make sure the clear shrink wrap has been removed from the battery