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Unit in sageguard mode

My jcv 700x will not record...unit in safeguard mode !!!!!! How do I get it out of safeguard mode.. please help,,its xmas eve.......

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  • flobev Jan 02, 2009

    Have the same problem, safeguard mode, there is no tape in camera to take out, you mentioned taking out the tape?

  • redroan62 Dec 06, 2009

    My JVC 700x digital camera has been sitting up for about 4 years I just bought a new battery for it, the camera will play the tapes but will not record or show any thing that you try to film the camera says the lens cap is on but it isn't what do I do to be able to film?

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"safeguard mode" indicates a hard failure, normally associated with the mechanism. Try ejecting the tape if one is in the unit. Do not force the mechanism open as it will cost more have the cam repaired. If tape is defective and can be removed, try using a cleaning tape first, then a known good tape.

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According to http://www.techlore.com/article/10974/JVC-Camcorder-Stuck-in-Safe-Mode/,

"JVC notes that you are also given a malfunction code when the unit is placed into safeguard. If it displays code 01, 02, or 06 you should remove
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If neither of these solutions work, your only alternative is to bring it to a shop or send it to JVC for diagnosis or repair. Unfortunately, there is no other way to clear the condition."

If you are getting E03 or E04 errors on every tape you try, it sounds like a servicing is required.

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An excerpt from http://www.techlore.com/article/10974/JVC-Camcorder-Stuck-in-Safe-Mode/:

"JVC notes that you are also given a malfunction code when the unit is placed into safeguard. If it displays code 01, 02, or 06 you should remove
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If neither of these solutions work, your only alternative is to bring it to a shop or send it to JVC for diagnosis or repair. Unfortunately, there is no other way to clear the condition."

According to this, E04 denotes a problem with the recording media or the mechanical bits that deal with the tape. Hopefully trying another tape helps.

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