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JVC GR-D30U Will not close with tape inside. Shows error EO4. will close w/o tape.

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I have just fixed mine by releasing the switch on the left inside of the tape holder. it is only a small black contact and hard to reach.
A long and thin screwdriver will be required. hth

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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JVC GR-D30U camcorder cassette holder will not close , even with full power , tape in or out.

This is usually caused by a defective component in the tape detection circuitry and will require disassembling the camera to repair. This can usually be done fairly inexpensively. However, it's not really a user serviceable problem and should be done by a qualified service technician.

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My JVC GR-D30U will not close when I put in a new cassette tape. It makes a sound like it wants to but open right back up.

Condensation message appear? Leave it on for sometime eventually it will disappear, if not visit your nearest JVC Service Center.

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Lens Cap problem

It is known problem of bad ccd imager in JVC GR-D30U camcorder.
JVC will repair it free of cost. Please click JVC CCD Imager Support for details.

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E04 Error

Eject tape leaving cover open and remove battery. Re-insert battery and re-insert tape also leaving cover open. Keep repeating this process until eo4 message disappears. This worked for my GR-DVL100e after about four repeats. After getting your camcorder operational, they say it is good practice not to leave tape in camcorder when not in use.

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If the camera becomes damp or cold and brought into a warm atmosphere damp forms in the mechanism which would cause the tape to stick and become damaged or fouled.

leave the camera to warm up for a few hours and the fault should clear.

If not the most common reason is the dew sensor has failed and needs replacing

May 26, 2008 | JVC GR-D30U Camcorder

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· JVC camcorders
· Tap o the side to fix your problems
-only, only, only use the more expensive JVC tapes. They keep their tension far better than cheaper brands. Also, they won't rub off their oxide coatings on the heads as easily, avoiding the 'clogging' of the heads (which thereby requires constant cleaning-further damaging the heads).
-when and if you do get E- errors do a complete rewind or fast forward to the end of the tape in order to pull out tape slack. Then remove battery and tape for a while. If still screwed, then yes, sharply tap (not hard!) on the closed tape door. That may reposition those tiny switches that I mentioned earlier and get you going again.
-NEVER, EVER, EVER, leave tapes in the machine when not in creates problems for the heads and the mechanisms.
-Don't leave the battery on the camera when not in use for extended periods of time. It can create problems with respect to resetting the computer controlled logic.
-there are little switches and interlocks that provide electrical feedback about the mechanical status of things to the main processor of the camera (ie. tape/no tape in camera, door open/closed etc). Over time, the mechanics get out of adjustment because of usage, humidity and certainly rough handling. So: treat the mechanisms very, very, very delicately. Don't use/store the camera in humid conditions, hot conditions or very cold conditions. Certainly don't leave it in your car---ever!
-get the camera "cleaned and ajusted" regularly to avoid these problems. (I know...more $$$$)
· -I keep bags of dessicant in an insulated camera bag with the camera to maintain dryness and optimal temperatures during storage.

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Eo4 error code

HI SIR the fault is caused either by the take up or supply reel in the camera they are not rotating when the tape is inserted.maybe A defective tape or hung reel brake can cause this issue.or maybe a bad loosen guide of the tape path is lame , Try replacing the tape, if this does not resolve the problem you may need to seek professional service to have the reels checked. thanx and plz try to rate and remember i am here just to help u thx

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hi a malfunction of some kind has occurred in this case the camcorders functions become unusable. -eject the cassette once and re-insert it - it claers up yoy sould consult your nearst jvc dealer. good luck

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