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Safeguard mode/remove battery & reattach

I have a JVC mini DV model GR-D27OU when I turn it on the screen says safeguard mode then switches to say remove battery & reattach. I've done that turned it off and back on and it still says that. The only solutions I found in forum dealt with safeguard mode and mini tape error. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    camcorder in safeguard mode

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    cant get out of safeguard mode i remove battery and replace to no avail

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    same problem - try tapping on the video tape side of unit. Sounds strange but it does work. Let me know if you find a permanent fix.

  • soops Oct 21, 2008

    i also have the safe guard mode any one can help please


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There should be a error code,what is that?

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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I have a handycam jvc gr-d53ag. now the device become error.
it says "in safeguad mode, eject and reinsert the tape.
i have done it still no progress. please help me with this problem.
i would be very appreciate it.
thx so much

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Error code E03 eject and reinsert tape unit in safeguard mode... i don't see anything wrong. mini tape brand new. I have no instruction paphlet... please tell me how to turn safemode off. thanks

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Day after thanksgiving, (year 2008) about to film my girls putting the tree and same E03 as all of you with the camera chewing my tapes. All of my DV cassettes are brand JVC so I know that was not the issue. I read and read and finally decided to grab a flashlight and study how the mechanism move. Then I noticed something suspicious about the right "two little spikes" attached to a white plastic piece that, when close, it moves to the right side of the camera head (the round stainless wheel inside). The white plastic piece mentioned above, part of it came off the guiding tiny little rail. 1. So I opened the tape compartment with an EJECT command, 2. Close it back up with an inmediate unplug of the camera without battery so it will stay in a position where I can get my fingers and paper clip inside. 3. With the paper clip, stretch the guiding rail in such a way that it widens so the bottom of the white plastic thingy can get back in the guiding rail. 4. Put a cassette inside and FFWD, PLAY or RWD and problem fixed.

Email me if you have any questions. Happy filming!

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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