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Jvc camcorder the lens on my camcorder does not work, the screen says "lens cap on" even hen its off.

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Take it and smash it (not that hard) against a table or something of that sort. See if that works. It did for me!

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Replace CCD base assumbly and check

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I own a jvc-d93 digital video camera and when recording the screen is black and the words lens cap appear even though the lens cap is off,can you help.

Please check whether the Camcorder is fully charged. Then, try resetting the Camcorder to the factory settings. Try Power resetting the Camcorder.
To Power reset the Camcorder, remove the battery of the Camcorder press the ON button(if switch, then keep the switch in ON position) for 30 seconds and reinsert the battery in 1 minute. Then, check the operation of the Camcorder.
If the issue still persists, then service will be required. It seems to be an issue with the CCD of the Camcorder.

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JVC will repair it free of cost. Please click JVC CCD Imager Support for details.

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BAD NEWS ! it is a CCD Failure !!

Good News !

No need to worry u can get it repaired free of charge from JVC even if u are out of warranty they have issued service advisory for this problem see here

pls rate me FIXYA for help !

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JVC camcorder no picture on screen remove lens cap and unable to record problem is down to a faulty batch of ccd image sensors (thousands that Sony supplied) and if you phone the JVC servce centre (0845 3108000) and explain the problems you are experiencing its a good chance they will repair it free depending on model (I know because I have done just that and JVC are paying for it to be collected, repaired and returned totally free of charge, and mine was purchased in 2004. What have you got to lose the price of a phone call or about £70 to £90 to have it repaired yourself
Good luck syrups6

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Display is black even after removing the lens cap

See my post of before. I just knocked the camera on the floor by mistake and it miraculously started working again after years. Shows it must be mechanical and not related to software.

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Camcorder model GR-90

Hi, your ccd is bad, good news, JVC will replace it for free. Go to and select support, then select customer notification from the left side and then select ccd replacement program and follow the instructions, JVC had a lot of these go bad but has done an excelent job of correcting the problem

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There may be a microswitch that detects the cap that's stuck. Take it to your dealer first, then try calling JVC for support.

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