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The screen gives me E04 or E03 saying eject tape and reinsert. I have used the head cleaner and still nothing works keep getting those error codes to show and not let me use the cam.

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This can be caused by several problems including the transmission gear in the tape mechanism not engaging properly or a defective clutch in the take-up spool and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.
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SOURCE: E04 Safeguard mode due to Dirt head

1. The drum cannot be started or drum rotation is stopped
because tape transport load is too high.
1) Tape tension is extremely high.
2) The tape is damaged or soiled with grease, etc.
2. The DRUM FG signal is not received by the syscon
CPU.
1) Disconnection in the middle of the signal line.
2) Failure of the DRUM FG pulse generator (hall element).
3. No drum control voltage is supplied to the MDA.
4. No power is supplied to the DRUM MDA.

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SOURCE: JVC GR-DV3000. Goes to

Hi,
If camcorder accepts normal MiniDV tape without any problem and you can record or playback it correctly then please try another brand video head cleaning tape as existing head cleaning tape might be not good that is why camcorder rejects it.
Hope this will help.
Thanks.

Posted on Mar 30, 2011

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