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I have had a jvc GZ-MG130U for a while. The kids have recorded a whole bunch of things and I finally downloaded it to the PC in order to empty the camcorder. But when I started deleting all the files, the bar never started to work, it seemed to have frozen. This has happened before when I have deleted selected files, and so I turned off the camcorder to 'reset' it. Usually I also have to take the battery out in order for it to shut off, so I did that too as well as disconnected the AV connection. It powered down, but now it seems frozen completely. When I start it up, the usual 'Everio' shows up and then - blank - nothing ! What can I do? In order to clean it or recover it, I need to get to the screen that asks me all those questions... Help!

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That's a bummer. I have the same camcorder and yesterday 10-3-2010 mine did the same thing. I deleted some files from the file folder located on my camcorder from my computer (which I learned not to do), went to the disconnect device on the computer and it said "safe to disconnect" so I did. The screen on the camcorder said "connecting to device" the whole time I was transferring files to my computer and after my computer said it was safe to disconnect. After it was safe to remove my camcorder, I unplugged the usb cable and tried to turn off the camcorder and nothing happened. I removed the wall charger and battery which finally turned off the camcorder. I then tried to turn the camera on and same thing as you, Everio sign came on and then the screen went blank. Nothing was accessible after turning the power on. One time an error sign appeared saying something like disc broken, need to restore disc to record video. I tried everything, turning on with wall charger and no battery, pushing buttons while it was turning on, holding down buttons, etc. Finally I tried something that made it work. Don't know exactly what I did, but it started working.
Solution: With the power in off position and the battery removed, as well as the wall charger cable removed, I flipped open the screen, opened the lens, connected the wall charger, turned switch to on position and let it run its coarse. It was on for 5 mins or less then shut itself off. I then flipped the switch to off, let it sit for a few minutes and turned it back on, while it was booting up (this part has no logic behind it) I pushed the "plastic" lock buttons for the battery and a screen appeared asking me if I wanted to restore the hard drive. I quickly clicked yes and all is well. The camcorder is back to factory settings but it at least works. Luckily I copied everything before it crashed. The key for the future is to not delete files from the camcorder while it's connected to your computer.
Sorry for the long post, but hopefully it helps.
Eric

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

  • a_schulze Oct 04, 2010

    Thanks Eric!
    I finally did get mine to work. I decided it did no harm to leave it on, so I left it on for a long time. Can't remember if it was overnight and a full day, possibly a second overnight. When it started it said that something had gone wrong and it needed to restore, so I said yes and once that was completed I managed to actually delete the files too. I can't remember if I was connected or not, I was just happy to be able to use the camera again. I will, however, print your solution and keep it with the camera in case it happens again, so thank you for your reply!
    Anna.

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