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Battery does not charge

Can anyone give some advice on battery charging problems? Worked fine for the first few months, but now, will not charge. Have tried different batteries, different outlets, etc. Camera will operate when plugged in, but battery charge light will not come on.


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SOURCE: JVC GR-D350U Digital Video Camera "Communication Error"

Just found a workaround for the "cheap battery" problem. The problem is that there is some circuitry in the more expensive JVC batteries that the generics don't have. When this isn't detected by the camcorder, it won't function. It's a neat trick to make you buy the proprietary battery. Also suspecting that with the JVC battery, if the circuitry gets fried for some reason, the battery will no longer work. Well, the generic battery I have has a plug in the back of it so you can charge it with the JVC factory supplied charger. There was also a jumper cord supplied with the camcorder. Plug this in the back of your cheap battery, plug the other end into your DC port on your camera, and voila! You're in business. Downsides are that you have a short cord between the battery and camcorder and the battery indicator won't work so you'll need a spare.

Posted on Jul 31, 2007

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SOURCE: condensation operation

I found instructions with pictures on fixing this problem online at
The process involves taking the camera apart.
Other forums I have looked at have mentioned waiting the error out or allowing the camera to air out.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Shows fault E04 remove & reattach battery

Hi, Regarding the above fault with my JVC camcorder, I have solved the problem by removing the tape and replacing with a new one. Thanks anyway.

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Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: My camera only works when the charger is plugged in


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Posted on Nov 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Shows fault E04 remove & reattach battery

Do a search of this problem and you will ind that every JVC owner is having the same problem. I finally got mine "reset" by powering the unit on in payback mode while holding down the "play" button. Then, turn it back off and power it on in the camera mode while holding down the "rec" button. This seems to have reset it and I've not had anymore issues SO FAR!
Good luck with it.

Posted on Dec 17, 2009

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SOURCE: jvc digital video camcorder gr-d20ek no power

I heb probleem ook gehad.
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Posted on Jul 28, 2011

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