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Lens Cap Is On

I own the JVC GR-D750U but whenever i try to record the screen and the viewfinder is blank and the words Lens Cap is on appears

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  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    when I go to record the image either is really dark or Lens cap is on appears.


  • Niels Boehme May 11, 2010

    Did it work before?



    Can you see an image when you don't record? (do you lose the image when you press record, or when you enter record mode)?



    Some JVC's do not have a removeable lens cap per se; they have a sliding curtain that you open via some lever.

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Ccd image sensor  your camcoder has broken 

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It could one of a few problems:

1. The viewfinder is pulled out and "PRIORITY" is set to "FINDER".

Push the viewfinder back in or set "PRIORITY" to "LCD".

2. The LCD monitor's brightness setting is too dark.

Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor.

3. If the monitor is tilted upward 180 degrees, open the monitor fully.

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