Question about JVC GR-DVM50 Camcorder
My GR-DVM50 has done great over the years. But now the on/off and play swtich/buttons have come off. There is a ring that turns Play, Off, Camera, 5 Sec and a round rocker switch that controls Record, FF, Rew, Stop. Both came off and won't go back on. I tried snapping it in but it won't stay.
Any suggestions on how to fix or get new parts?
To fix the problem you need to replace 2 parts. The first part is the
centre round rocker switch and the other part is inside the camera. It
looks like a very thin, flat round aluminum disc.
The disc has 5 holes in it that matches up the with the small black points on the back of the round rocker switch. It's a very bad design fault with the camera because how it's held in place is simply a matter of aliening the rocker switch black points with the five holes you can see and push it in tight.
After years of use the five plastic points wear down and become to thin because of all of the moment or the holes they fit into gets worn out and then there is no contact for the rocker switch to be held in place.
Hope that make sense
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
I have the same issue. I was told that they entire cover would have to be replaced at a cost of over $200. This was about a year ago. I couldn't get any assistance from the factory. I have since found out that this has been a high frequency problem with this model.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. Try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be repaired qualified service technician.
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