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NO picture - JVC GR D74

I have a JVC GR D74 digital Video camcorder, and i went to use it the other day, and the digital screen is black. There is no picture showing through the digital screen or the view finder. It is recording sound, but no picture, just black. It says that the lens cap is on, but it is not on. There is power and all the buttons work, just no picture is showing or recording. We have tried everything from removing the battery, the tape, changing the settings, nothing has worked. The camcorder is only 3 years old, and we have not had any problems to this point. It was not dropped or damaged in any way. Please help with any advise you can give for this problem. Thanks.

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  • Dativ Mar 18, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. The camcorder (JVC GR D74) worked fine, I didn't use it for a few months, and today it does not record. I did just the same like described in the post before, reset the camera, checked all the settings, etc. Last time I used it for dubbing analog tapes to digital and in order to that I needed to switch to S/AV mode (page 28 in the manual). But this I switched off again. The screen is dark, it says lens cap (which is removed), a picture on the bottom flashes, which looks like portrait and landscape mode (don't know how it got there and can't get it off), it records sound, it plays back tapes, but does not record video.

    Help would be much appreciated

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    my camera

  • jasmindpatel Oct 09, 2008

    recored mode black

  • Diane_wight Nov 02, 2008

    when you turn it on it says lens cap but the lens cap is of and then the picture is black when i press recored and then rewind it you can here the sound but no picture



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Error Code E04 when I load a tape .

Posted on Nov 05, 2009


JVC had a recall for this i sent mine in for replacement Ck JVC website RE: no picture

Posted on Mar 25, 2008


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Firstly check if a/v mode is on or..out.If it is on out then your ccd image sensor is faulty.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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