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Everio "HDD ERROR" When trying to record

My wife was trying to use the camcorder and it wouldn't respond, it just showed what ever the camcorder was pointed at but wouldn't record or even shut down. She thought the battery was dead so she docked the Everio. When I picked it up there was a message that stayed on the screen that says the drive temp was too low?!? The room was 72 degrees? I reset the camcorder and the error "HDD ERROR" appears when ever I try to record or in anyway access the HDD. What happened and what do I do to fix it? Thanks for you time.

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  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    Our camera must have fallen and someone picked it up while it was charging the pattery. Now it doesn't do a thing but says "HDD ERROR".

  • Katie Geek Aug 13, 2008

    I attempted to record, and the camera gave an error saying the temperature was too low, which is not true because it's summer.
    Then, I took the battery out and the error left.. only to find out when I try and record it says HDD ERROR.
    I wish I could fix this :(


  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    Hdd error asking me to format drive every time I start this piece of ****. I have to shut down and restart for 20 minutes before it goes away. A few times i went ahead and executed the reformat. Nothing happens, the data stayed intact and after a few tries it decides to start recording properly.

    While in error the record time goes red 00 ...

    Worst piece of electronics ever



  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    I have the same problem with the temperature, HDD error, and long start up time. I am going to call JVC, and reference that I am not the only one having this problem. Thank you. I hope there is a solution, my first and only childs photos are on it..

  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    Same problem

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