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Align heads on jvc grdv500 camcorder


Can I align the heads on jvc grdv500 camcorder? I've cleaned them several times, and professionals charge too much for the service. I can see video when I fast forward or rewind (athough the edge is distorted) but it just goes to blue screen on playback.

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SOURCE: JVC GR-270U Blue screen with playback

a 1394 cable is specified for the GR - D - 270 but the GR - 270 U , not listed ( does your camera use VHS/c , or mini DV tape ? )

Posted on Aug 16, 2007

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SOURCE: Rewinding Troubles

return it to b+h for warranty repair. sounds like a tape path alignment problem.

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

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I cleaned the heads with isoprophl alcohol on a q- tip and it started working again with no problems.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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SOURCE: JVC Gr-DVL300 Won't playback

The heads are probably dirty. First you can try to let a tape run through from start to end and see if it cleans the head. then try running in reverse play scan. Next try a head cleaner tape if you have not yet. If these things do not get your picture back you should take it to a repair shop, I do not recomend taking camcorders apart for cleaning at home. Full size VCR's are ok to clean your self with instructions but not camcorders because they are vary easy to damage worse without experiance and proper tools.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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SOURCE: distorted sound on playback, samsung mini dv camcorder.

Try a DV tape cleaner first. If that doesn't work, see what it would take to get the audio heads realigned. Any camera store can do that for you.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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SOURCE: JVC GR-DX307 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

preciso do programa da JVC GR-DX307 pra fazer o dow

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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if the picture is choppy, the head must be tested , first you try to clean it with a cleaner cassette several times, if picture is not getting clear the head maybe faulty, change it.

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Try to clean head with cleaning cassette,if this won't help, your camera has problem with tape path(pole base alignment). Consult your nearest JVC Service Center.

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Indeed it seems that there was a really stubborn bit of dirt on the heads. I had to use the cleaning tape several times to ultimately have a clear picture on record and playback.
thanks again ,but successive cleaning can help for an effective cleaning of the tape path and heads.

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This kind of symptom appears in camcorder when its video head got dirty/ clogged, put video head cleaning tape in camcorder and clean head as per instructions provided with cleaning tape.
You can buy video head cleaning tape from Radio Shake or any store.

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You could have one of several problems. The cleaning message comes up when the camcorder cannot read the signal from the tape properly. This can be caused by:
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2) the tape guides being out of alignment
3) A worn or broken video head
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Nope. The common cause of this is either dirty heads or an alignment. Try a head cleaner first or just run a blank tape from start to finish is scan mode (play then FF as a scan). That should resolve the problem. If not, then we'll go to the next step.


Aug 27, 2008 | JVC GR-D270 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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The heads are clogged or the alignment is out. In either case, a professional cleaning and alignment should be done. This should not require any parts, just labor. Bring this to a shop as specialized equipment and tapes are required for proper alignment.


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I would first check the audio heads. Try a cleaning tape. If the tape fails to resolve the problem, have the unit cleaned professionally.

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When playing the tape in the camera itself, do you hear sound? If so, its something with the connection cable... is not, you will need a professional repair, you can do nothing except the head clean which you did? Sorry.

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