Question about JVC GR-DF450 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Lense Cap Error

My recorder says "lense cap" when the lense cap is not on and the viewfinder stays dark. Is there a way to repair this or a reset that I can do?

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  • mikevodared Apr 23, 2008

    hi i have this same problem... it is now two years since i purchased it but i have not recorded more the 100min. since i have had it in fact i was about to start using the second free film i was given free with the purchase..

    can you help me please?

    mike

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    I am not an expert so I'd like to get it fixed, do you have recommendation for a place to bring it and how much it might cost?

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This problem is caused by a stuck aperture assembly. The problem has occured on multiple models made by JVC (GR-DF430u, GR-DF450U and GR-DF470U). You have to have some degree of technical aptitude in order to disassemble the unit and access the part causing the problem. The tiny motor that opens the aperture flaps is not able to overcome the sticky oil/grease that JVC unwisely used on this part. Therefore the flaps stay closed, and the camera sees no light when you remove the lens cap. This makes the camera think you haven't removed the lens cap, causing the "lens cap" error.

If you feel like you have the skill and you are careful, you can disassemble the unit and clean the part yourself. It takes longer to take the unit apart and put back together than it does to clean the sticky oil off the part.

If you contact me, I can send you a diagram of where the part is located that you need to access. This is not recommended for amateurs, as you can damage the unit and cause other problems if you aren't somewhat skilled in disassembly of electronics.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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  • vinced61 Sep 04, 2011

    Please send the disassembly diag. for the GR-DF450.

    E-Mail vinced61@verizon.net Tkanks

  • yabkine Sep 08, 2011

    please send this diagram for the GR-DF450u email to yabkine@hotmail.com

    Thank you

  • frank269
    frank269 Mar 18, 2012

    please send this diagram for the GR-DF470 email to am@fgspee.nl

    Best Regards,
    Frank

  • rjoynt1
    rjoynt1 Mar 30, 2013

    please send the diagram for the GR-DF 430u to email rjoynt1@msn.com Thanks in advance.

  • Chris Tortora Jul 16, 2013

    Please send the diagram for GR-D295 to cjtortora@aim.com if you've got it. Thanks much.

  • Jess Guilford
    Jess Guilford Nov 26, 2013

    please send diagram of GR-DF430u to email jessestein69@yahoo.com

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