Question about Video Cameras
As of lately every time I turn on my camcorder, even with a fresh battery, I get this "Code E04 Unit in safeguard mode, remove and reattach battery." Sometimes the tape will not be released, and I can't even do playback. Should I send it off to be repaired, or is it more cost efficient in the long run to buy a new camcorder? Thanks for the help! Kaydeekat
Here's what i found. I was able to clear the message by opening and closing and ejecting the cassette. I also had to play with the battery at the same time. Keeping the cassette door open and then pulling out the battery. After is did this a couple of times i got the message to clear. I too haven't used my camcorder for some time and now that the error message has cleared the camcorder tells me that i need to clean the heads. Hope this helps. Below is the message i found that pointed me toward ejecting the cassette. An error indication (E03 or E04) appears. - (E03 or E04 UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE REMOVE AND REATTACH BATTERY) This massage a malfunction of some kind has occurred. In this case the camcorder's functions become unusable. - Eject the cassette once and re-insert it, then check if the indication clears. When it does, you can resume using the camcorder. If the indication remains, consult your nearest JVC dealer or service center
Posted on Oct 18, 2007
I have the same camera but I donot have the driver to download video onto computer. I use window XP. Can you help if you have the driver?
Posted on Dec 27, 2007
SOURCE: E01-E06 Unit in safeguard mode
I had this same problem, and indeed it was from leaving a tape in the camcorder while in storage. All I did was remove the tape and put a new one it. Solved my problem! Thank you!
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
Do a search of this problem and you will ind that every JVC owner is having the same problem. I finally got mine "reset" by powering the unit on in payback mode while holding down the "play" button. Then, turn it back off and power it on in the camera mode while holding down the "rec" button. This seems to have reset it and I've not had anymore issues SO FAR!
Good luck with it.
Posted on Dec 17, 2009
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