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Broken Optical Fibre?

I have a JVC GR-D70EK.  I noticed it was rattling, and found pieces of what looked like fine glass rod - maybe about 1mm in diameter.  I have been getting the 'Lens Cap' error sometimes (not always) but can't be sure if that is due to the inherent CCD fault that JVC have already acknowledged, or if it is anything to do with this glass rod?  I can't really be sure that this rod came from inside the unit, but it seems that way.  Do you know if there is a 'fine glass rod' inside these units, what it does, and what the symptoms would be if it got broken?



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Re: Broken Optical Fibre?

CCD Failure/Lens Cap Warning Error
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 2008 and is applicable only to failure of the CCD image sensor.This information applies to the following models:
GR-D18, GR-D20, GR-D21, GR-D22, GR-D225, GR-D23, GR-D24, GR-D30, GR-D31, GR-D32, GR-D33, GR-D34, GR-D40, GR-D43, GR-D50, GR-D53, GR-D54, GR-D60, GR-D63, GR-D70, GR-D73, GR-DX25, GR-DX27, GR-DX28, GR-DX35, GR-DX36, GR-DX37, GR-DX45, GR-DX47, GR-DX48, GR-DX55, GR-DX57, GR-DX67, GR-DX75, GR-DX77, GR-DX78, GR-DX95, GR-DX97, GR-FX15, GR-FX16, GR-FXM39, GR-FXM393, GR-FXM40, GR-FXM404, GR-PD1, GR-SX19, GR-SX25, GR-SX26, GR-SXM29, GR-SXM30, GR-SXM49, GR-SXM50, JY-HD10.

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click on the above link to find out how to get this repaired free. It will cost you nothing in parts, labour or carriage costs but be quick it expires at the end of this year. I had mine done in November. it took two weeks from the first phone call until I got it back and now works perfectly.

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