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Jvc gr-d3ou video camera

When i try to use the camera on record it shows a dark screen thru the view finder and sometimes says lens cap on.

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How to solve this problem?

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Does anyone know if the JVC digital video camera (model # GR-D3OU) is ABLE to receive a video input from vhs? This is a basic model that I bought on craig's list a while back but it has a av jack that has 3 cords that go out of it. Would love to know, thanks, Andy

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No Prob...I had the same problem with my GR-D72U. There is a defect in the CCD image sensor. JVC will fix it for FREE! All it will cost you is shipping it to them. Go to , download the rapair request... Send it off to your nearest service center and they ship it back all fixed up in less than a week. I must tell you though, you ONLY have until Dec. 31 2008 to do this. Not only did they fix mine, they cleaned the heads but also buffed out a scratch. After you get yours fixed, post as many helps as you can to others.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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My problem (posted above) was with the CCD. When I spoke to a JVC rep in early December, the deadline at the time for free repair was early November or October, I'm not sure which. He said just send it in to the nearest factory authorized service center with a note explaining the problem and they'll take care of it free of charge. No RMA needed. And I got a free repair with fast turnaround. I suggest to others with this problem to just send the camera in with a note and they'll probably take care of it for free. If they want to charge you they'll have to ask for permission first. Being the camera is unusable as it is, what have you got to lose?

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Apparently this same problem exists on many different models. I have a JVC grd72u. I called JVC @ 800-252-5722. I selected the "Corrective Action Program" prompt from the automated attendent. I spoke to a customer service rep. They are aware of the problem and are fixing it for free, but only until 12/31/07. I suggest you call ASAP and get your name in the computer. If the problem is something besides the CCD sensor, they will call you with the estimate to repair.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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When in video recording mode LCD screen and viewfinder are black when the lens cap is off.

It could one of a few problems:

1. The viewfinder is pulled out and "PRIORITY" is set to "FINDER".

Push the viewfinder back in or set "PRIORITY" to "LCD".

2. The LCD monitor's brightness setting is too dark.

Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor.

3. If the monitor is tilted upward 180 degrees, open the monitor fully.

Download the manual for more info:
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CCD Failure/Lens Cap Warning Error JVC has received reports that in certain circumstances, the following models may, while in the camera mode, show no picture, a distorted picture and/or display “LENS CAP” even though the lens cap is removed. We have identified the probable cause as a failure of the CCD image sensor. Repairs of units exhibiting these problems as a result of a defect in the CCD image sensor will be made free of charge at a JVC Authorised Service Centre even if the unit is outside warranty.
Please call our Consumer Support Department on 0870-330-5000 to obtain your free repair. We apologise for any inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding and support.
Please note that this offer expires on 30th June 2009 and is applicable only to failure of the CCD image sensor.
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