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JVC GR-DVL120U Camcorder Problem - No display in view finder

JVC-GR DVL120 U camorder.I am from india, i bought it from US 4 years back .I am now in india. NO DISPLAY IN VIEW FINDER.but normal operation(playback/rec)are working.
FYI.Camcorder usage occasional. pl,provider info abt the problem and nearby service station for assistance.
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Sorry, The bad news is you need to send it to JVC factory service for repair. The good news is they will fix it for free. It has a failed ccd which was a mass prduction problem. Go to You'll see your model number in the list. Just follw directions from there. Good luck! magic seadog

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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.

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i'm sorry i dont have a suggestion, but i do have a problem with the focus on my camcorder everything works except the picture on it. and i've bought the vhs-c vcr converter tape to go with it. i would like a manual for it and cant seem to find the right sight to print off a manual

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