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E04 unit in safeguard mode

When i turn the camera on i get in the screen that the camera is in ( E04 safeguard mode remove and reattach battery) i got like two years with this problem, in the beginning i just remove the battery and put in back and start and some times i just put the cable from the charger and work just fine ............ but lately that dont work i check the manual but dont said nothing about it other than remove the battery any sugestion in what can a do..........

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  • pulcino May 07, 2008

    I opened the cassete door and the safe guard mode went off after about ten tries but it doesn't last. When I needed to record later I had to play with it again and by the time I was done messing around with it I almost missed everything I wanted to record. I need it to work all the time what else can I do. HELP Am I able to send it some where to be fixed? I call the service # and it is a recording. I live in Calif. and everyone who services mini DV said I need to send it out to be service. Does anyone know where? Thanks

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    I am getting the same read out. EO4. What is the cure? Thanks.

  • cm67 Nov 14, 2008

    EO4 message that turns into E0402

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I tried every method I could find from people posting on the web, but the method that worked for me is this.

1. Eject the tape and close the tape holder.
2. Turn the camera off and remove the battery.
3. Put the battery back in. Leave the camera off.
4. Open the tape holder.
5. Slide the tape in, but as you press the holder in to accept the tape, keep your finger pressing in on the holder, being careful not to slow the tape holder from moving downward.
6. Turn the camera on.
7. If it doesn't work the first time, press more firmly to help the tape holder accept the tape.

That's it. This method seems to work for me and lets me use the camera for a long while. If the camera is sitting unused for more than a few hours, I have to do it again. And each time I insert a tape, I make sure that I keep pressing as the tape holder lowers the tape.

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I call a camera repair center and they tell me to Open the cassette door remove the battery for a day or two and i try open the cassete door and the safe guard mode went off but i got to try using the camera for a couple of hours to see how is doing.........................................

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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Here's what i found. I was able to clear the message by opening and closing and ejecting the cassette. I also had to play with the battery at the same time. Keeping the cassette door open and then pulling out the battery. After is did this a couple of times i got the message to clear. I too haven't used my camcorder for some time and now that the error message has cleared the camcorder tells me that i need to clean the heads. Hope this helps. Below is the message i found that pointed me toward ejecting the cassette. An error indication (E03 or E04) appears. - (E03 or E04 UNIT IN SAFEGUARD MODE REMOVE AND REATTACH BATTERY) This massage a malfunction of some kind has occurred. In this case the camcorder's functions become unusable. - Eject the cassette once and re-insert it, then check if the indication clears. When it does, you can resume using the camcorder. If the indication remains, consult your nearest JVC dealer or service center

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