Question about JVC Everio GZ-MG30 Camcorder

1 Answer

My JVC Everio GZ-MG30 will not hold a charge... I can leave it charging for hours and it doesn't charge. Works fine otherwise when plugged in but no battery! HELP!

Posted by on

  • tony342 Nov 12, 2009

    Thanks for the response.



    I actually purchased a new battery and fully charged it (overnight) to no avail -- unplugged after charging and the camcorder would not even power up, as if no battery was attached at all. That's the troubling part, it's not that it's saying low battery power or flashing battery icon onscreen, whatever... it's not powering up at all. But it works like gangbusters when plugged in. Any additional thoughts? Thanks!

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 770 Answers

Your battery has developed a memory. This is common with electroncs, laptops, cell phones, and yes cameras! You will need to replace your battery. To get the most from your new battery, fully charge before using the camera. Do not re-charge until the battery is all but dead, then fully charge before using. Always do it this way and you will get optimum life expectancy from your devices. Unfortunately, we tend to re-charge prematurely and even use devices while charging...which is ok, but when we do not fully charge, or we plug in before the dying end, the battery begins to develop a memory and thinks it doesn't need as much charge until eventually, the device will not work unless plugged in. Good Luck. I hope this is helpful.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

  • Hal Hallman Nov 13, 2009

    Ok, your charging cord either has a transformer built in, reducing the voltage to the proper amount for your device, or there is a transformer in the device itself, inside the case, near the point that the charging plug goes in. What we know. We know that this transformer is functioning...evidenced by the fact that your device will work when the cord is attached. What we don't know is whether or not the transformer is getting power to your battery, or if the battery is getting power out, or a combination of the 2. First thing to check are the contacts that the battery touches when placed in the device. You can lightly clean these with a Q Tip and some denatured alcohol. Also it is important that these contacts are not bent or that they are making firm contact with the battery. If you have access to a voltage tester, you can determine if power is getting to the contacts that charge the battery when it is in place. If none of these suggestions fix the problem, then you have a power break near the transformer...if it is not on the cord...if it is on the cord, then you have a power break either between the point that the cord plugs in and the "Charging Contacts" that touch your battery, or the "Power Up" contacts and the point that those wires integrate back into the wiring that operates your device. If you are not pretty good at micro type wiring, it may be a good Idea to have a qualified tech, test these wires and make your repair. It should be easy for them to trace and a simple fix. Good Luck!

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

Is there another way to charge the camera so that I can turn it on and retrieve what is on it?


You will need either the camera power supply or a charged battery, if don't have a power supply for camera or a charged battery there is no way around it.

Jan 02, 2015 | JVC Everio GZ-MG30 Camcorder

1 Answer

My JVC GZ-MG21EK won't turn on, record, or playback unless it's plugged into the mains. It works perfectly when it's plugged in but won't function otherwise, no matter how long I leave it to charge.


Rechargeable batteries don't last forever. When I searched Amazon for "JVC GZ-MG21EK battery", I found lots, from about 9 pounds sterling ($12).

Nov 21, 2010 | JVC Everio GZ-MG21 Camcorder

1 Answer

I lost mi cd rom for camera Jvc everio GZ-MG330 Drivers


Please get the driver at jvc website then.
Regards

Oct 19, 2010 | JVC Everio GZ-MG30 Camcorder

1 Answer

Jvc gz-mg30 no power up from mains or battery no lights or sound dead


the battery of camcorder is not working properly.get the battery replaced or take it to service workshop for detailed check up of inner circuitry.

Dec 04, 2009 | JVC Everio GZ-MG30 Camcorder

1 Answer

Deleted Videos on JVC Everio GZ-MG27U


Sometimes the "my computer" could help. go into it after plugging in your camcorder choose the file and search through the folders.

Aug 24, 2009 | JVC Everio GZ-MG30 Camcorder

1 Answer

I need an instruction manual for a jvc/everio GZ-MG130U.


GZ-MG30UA:
http://books.jvc.com/booklist.asp?Model=GZ-MG130UA

GZ-MG30UB:
http://books.jvc.com/booklist.asp?Model=GZ-MG130UB

GZ-MG30UC:
http://books.jvc.com/booklist.asp?Model=GZ-MG130UC

GZ-MG30US:
http://books.jvc.com/booklist.asp?Model=GZ-MG130US

Apr 30, 2009 | JVC Everio GZ-MG30 Camcorder

1 Answer

Cannot find manual.need to know how to charge camera


You can download it from JVC's site: http://support.jvc.com/consumer/product.jsp?modelId=MODL027544&pathId=12&page=1&archive=true

Don't know this particular model, but most cameras will charge battery only if they are switched off.

Mar 20, 2009 | JVC Everio GZ-MG30 Camcorder

3 Answers

JVC EVERIO gz-mg330 does not appear as drive


Another solution is to make sure you are using the usb cable that came with the camera. For some reason, if I use any other, the computer won't recognize the camera. It's the one with the magnet. In fact, mine has two magnets on it.

Jul 07, 2008 | JVC Everio GZ-MG30 Camcorder

1 Answer

My camera will not turn on. It doesn't matter if the battery is attached or not or if the camera is plugged in. when switch on my camera the red lights on top comes on. but the screen is dead and it will...


i am having a problem with a borrowed everio (gulp) -
it will only power on if attached to the wall charger - otherwise, it wont recognize the battery - although the battery is full and works fine with other everios. an expert said they were made poorly and i just have to take it in to service

Jun 28, 2008 | JVC Everio GZ-MG30 Camcorder

2 Answers

Everio GZ-MG30 Camcorder


buy a new one i have a brand new jvc gz-mg330 for $320
tflamable@aol.com email me

Jun 23, 2008 | JVC Everio GZ-MG30 Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
JVC Everio GZ-MG30 Camcorder Logo

Related Topics:

92 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top JVC Video Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Larry Stiles
Larry Stiles

Level 2 Expert

287 Answers

Steven Wander
Steven Wander

Level 3 Expert

579 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...