JVC GR-DVL520 Problems
try tapping it on the side.
-only, only, only use the more expensive JVC tapes. They keep their
tension far better than cheaper brands. Also, they won't rub off their
oxide coatings on the heads as easily, avoiding the 'clogging' of the
heads (which thereby requires constant cleaning-further damaging the
-when and if you do get E- errors do a complete rewind or fast forward
to the end of the tape in order to pull out tape slack. Then remove
battery and tape for a while. If still screwed, then yes, sharply tap
(not hard!) on the closed tape door. That may reposition those tiny
switches that I mentioned earlier and get you going again.
-NEVER, EVER, EVER, leave tapes in the machine when not in use....it
creates problems for the heads and the mechanisms.
-Don't leave the battery on the camera when not in use for extended
periods of time. It can create problems with respect to resetting the
computer controlled logic.
-there are little switches and interlocks that provide electrical
feedback about the mechanical status of things to the main processor
of the camera (ie. tape/no tape in camera, door open/closed etc).
Over time, the mechanics get out of adjustment because of usage,
humidity and certainly rough handling. So: treat the mechanisms very,
very, very delicately. Don't use/store the camera in humid conditions,
hot conditions or very cold conditions. Certainly don't leave it in
-get the camera "cleaned and ajusted" regularly to avoid these
problems. (I know...more $$$$)
-I keep bags of dessicant in an insulated camera bag with the camera
to maintain dryness and optimal temperatures during storage.
Dec 28, 2006 |
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