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Jvc mini dv 16x optical zoom in safe gaurd mode

How do i remove the safegaurd mode from camera when turned on

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  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    JVC GR-D290 GR-D270 problem regarding cassette playing


    after inserting cassette when I am attempting to put it ON
    it gives me error on screen saying "Unit in Safeguard Mode, Eject & Reinsert Tape" with 04 number.
    probably error code.

    could you pls offer me some kind of solution for this ?
    and also any reliable location in India where I can get accessories for my camcorder ?
    I need head cleaner and battery set for my camcorder... pls help me out.

    Hoping to listen from you...

    Thanking you,

  • saltysix Aug 26, 2008

    my jvc camcorder(gr-d371U) has an 03 error message, safeguard mode....eject and reinssert tape.......problem is i can not eject tape.....i did drop the unit....I only want to salvage the family video ; ( please help

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    i do have da same problema in this is jvc 16x


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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
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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An error of 03 or 04 indicates that the unit is in safegaurd mode.

Elect the cassette once then re insert it. If the error is still visible you must contact your nearest dealer.

Here is a link to the user manual and troubleshooting guide.


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