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JVC-GR-D347U camcorder in safe mode-04 code, is it worth $ to fix it?

CANT GET THE CAMCORDER OUT OF SAFEGUARD MODE I have a JVC GR-D347U Mini DV digital camcorder It is in safe mode code 04 says to eject and reinsert tape, it has been like this for 5 days, just was wondering if it is fixable or if the cost to fix it would be the same as buying a new camcorder?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

magic seadog
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SOURCE: safegaurd mode

Unfortunately this is a repair issue. There are several failures that can occur, none of which will be resolved without service, that create this safeguard situation. Often the fpc cable which carries sensor information to the micro has been injured and that requires repair. Good luck, magic seadog

Posted on Aug 12, 2007

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SOURCE: JVC Camcorder Model # GR-D270U

On page 51 of your manual, it states that an error has occurred and recommends resetting it by removing your battery, waiting a few minutes to clear it, and then resuming. If that doesn't clear the issue, then it may need servicing.

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Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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SOURCE: Problem with JVC Mini-DV Recorder - Model GR-DVL100

Hi KeeKee,
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?
Thank you

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This model is not supporting with pc when you play cassette only it is supporting with memory stick

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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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

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