Question about JVC GR-DF570 DV Digital Camcorder
I had the same problem and after reading others' posts, determined that JVC is aware of this issue and will fix it for free. See:
Posted on Jul 13, 2008
Is it dark, or just the indicator not operative
Posted on May 09, 2008
SOURCE: JVC digital video camera gr-d 71
Apparently this same problem exists on many different models. I have a JVC grd72u. I called JVC @ 800-252-5722. I selected the "Corrective Action Program" prompt from the automated attendent. I spoke to a customer service rep. They are aware of the problem and are fixing it for free, but only until 12/31/07. I suggest you call ASAP and get your name in the computer. If the problem is something besides the CCD sensor, they will call you with the estimate to repair.
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
Assuming you don't see any video through the viewfinder, it could be that the CCD has died on that camcorder. It happens, though not frequently.
If the video though the viewfinder is clear, there might be some sensor on the lens ring to indicate a lens cap, or an automatic lens cap not properly disengaging when put in record mode.
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
SOURCE: jvc video camera
I'm sorry to disagree, but the usual problem with this symptom is a stuck iris in the lens assembly. With the camera on, try gently tapping the side of the lens area. The iris may be jarred loose. If not, then the camera needs to be opened and the iris assembly rebuilt. This is not a job for the novice. Expect a repair bill in the $150 range. There should be no parts required.
Posted on Aug 18, 2008
When this error again shows up try pressing the reset button for 10 seconds to reset the camcoder. It will be a small black button, which can be pressed using a ball pen or pin.
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Posted on Apr 21, 2009
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