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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
HI, ERROR CODE E03 MEANS THE THE TAPE IN YOUR CAMCORDER IS TOO SLACK, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS EJECT THE TAPE & TIGHTEN IT USING YOUE THUMB LIKE I DID, ONCE I PUT THE TAPE BACK IN THE ERROR HAD GONE ( FOR EVER I HOPE!) GIVE IT A GO ANYWAY, HAYLEY X
Posted on Mar 21, 2007
Here's what i found. I was able to clear the message by opening and closing and ejecting the cassette. I also had to play with the battery at the same time. Keeping the cassette door open and then pulling out the battery. After is did this a couple of times i got the message to clear. I too haven't used my camcorder for some time and now that the error message has cleared the camcorder tells me that i need to clean the heads. Hope this helps. Below is the message i found that pointed me toward ejecting the cassette. An error indication (E03 or E04) appears. - (E03 or E04 UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE REMOVE AND REATTACH BATTERY) This massage a malfunction of some kind has occurred. In this case the camcorder's functions become unusable. - Eject the cassette once and re-insert it, then check if the indication clears. When it does, you can resume using the camcorder. If the indication remains, consult your nearest JVC dealer or service center
Posted on Oct 18, 2007
SOURCE: Camera is a JVC GR-DF470
Same problem, same camera. Interestingly, it happened after two years and coincidentally when I changed to a different brand of tape (TDK) after using Sony and JVC tapes.
Solution (as suggested on some other web site) is to eject and then manually wind the tape a couple of turns. This can be done by sticking one flat blade screwdriver in the tape locking tab (bottom middle of case) and using another to manually wind the tape reel. Re-insert the tape and there should be no error code and all should work fine.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
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