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JVC GR-D770U-Camera is in safe mode, error code 03. Tried a cleaning tape says eject tape & reinsert. Insert regular tape & it will not record at all. Any solution to this problem? Thank You....Sandra

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Hi

The 03 Error on this JVC Camcorder is what is known as a "No supply reel rotation" error

This problem is caused by either

1) Defective reel tables, or

2) A defective rotary encoder inside the camera itself.

Unfortunately it is not a user serviceable issue and the camera will require service attention.

You can expect to pay $150 - $200 this type of repair so sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

You can try removing the battery for 10 minutes or so to see if there is any resolution although this is unlikely to happen with this type or error.

Hope this helps. Please do rate my answer. Many Thanks.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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