Question about JVC Cybercam GR-D72 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

2 Answers

Screen says lens cap on

The lens cap is gone. we lost it ages ago. i can't record, the screen is black, but there isn't anything on the!

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Contributor
  • 53 Answers
Re: screen says lens cap on

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.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 752 Answers
Re: screen says lens cap on

The CCD chip failed. It will be around $150-$400 to repair it, depending on the shop and I.C. cost.

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to fix screen?

It sounds like you may need a new LCD screen or lens. I'm having similar problem with a white LCD screen on a Canon camcorder, but it still records video, I just can't see what's in the frame or access menus. Does yours still record video? If so, it is the LCD screen.

May 29, 2013 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV608 Camcorder

1 Answer

Black screen when recording.

I would check to see if the cable to and from the lens assembly had come loose. If so resecure it carefully and this should take care of your problem . Larry's Electronics repair.

May 10, 2010 | JVC GR-D270US Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Erasing the tape on a sony handycam vision please

Well the cheapest way is to go into record mode, cap the lens with the black lens cap and record a 'black' picture on the tape. This will erase all the pictures on the tape and leave you with a 'black' screen on the whole tape.

Oct 05, 2009 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV37 Camcorder

1 Answer

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.

Aug 04, 2009 | JVC GR-D30U Camcorder

1 Answer

Lens Cap Error

You have a defective CCD imager - the part of the lens that receives the image. Will need to be replaced.

Aug 03, 2009 | JVC GR D650US camcorder

1 Answer

Canon zr-90

call 1800-ok-canon same thing happened to me they fix it for free. its a recall on their side. you get you camera back in about two weeks. good luck

Sep 26, 2008 | Video Cameras

1 Answer



May 04, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV460E Digital...

1 Answer

JVC Digital Video Camera GR-DVL107E

Assuming you don't see any video through the viewfinder, it could be that the CCD has died on that camcorder. It happens, though not frequently.

If the video though the viewfinder is clear, there might be some sensor on the lens ring to indicate a lens cap, or an automatic lens cap not properly disengaging when put in record mode. 

Jan 20, 2008 | Video Cameras

2 Answers

Nothing appears in view finder or on screen when recording

1- record something and make sure there sound
2- playback the what you just recorded
3- if no video but sound is ok, send it back to Sony. They will fix it for free (CCD sensor is no good)
4- go to this link for more infor...

hope this helps

Jan 11, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-DVD101 DVD Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
JVC Cybercam GR-D72 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo

64 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top JVC Video Cameras Experts

Steven Wander
Steven Wander

Level 3 Expert

574 Answers

Larry Stiles
Larry Stiles

Level 2 Expert

286 Answers

Shekar Avadhani

Level 2 Expert

60 Answers

Are you a JVC Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides