Question about JVC GR-DVM1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
The T end of the rocker switch works fine; the W does nothing at all. Turning the unit off resets the lens to widest setting, but once zoomed in, will not zoom out.
SOURCE: zoom problem
Ive seen this three times and everytime its been something differant. Fist was the rocker switch was jammed. easy fix as dirt was in there. Second was a small serface maounted capacitor in the zoom interface circuit. An third never found the problem as we thought it was a limit switch in the lens itself but the customer never paid for a new lens assy so we didnt order it. Good luck
Posted on Jun 22, 2006
SOURCE: Zoom problem
My camera started to zoom out recently all by itself. The zoom control would take over and do whatever it wanted without me touching it! It would zoom out constantly, rendering the camera useless.
I was about to buy a new camera, but figured I would try to fix this one first, since I really wasn't in the mood to drop $300 dollars.
Here's what I did, I took out my trusty can of WD40 with straw attached. I encircled the zoom switch with some kleenex to contain any overspray. Then I gave the zoom switch, the smallest blast of WD40 I could muster. I cleaned up the overspray with the kleenex and worked the switch back and forth for a while. Lo and behold the problem is fixed.
One warning, you may ruin the camera, however, if your zoom doesn't work, the camera is not much use other than a miniDVD player for your tv.
Posted on Apr 23, 2008
did you try holding down the record button and the picture snap shot button at the same time to reset it? It did for me.
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
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