Hey have you found a solution for your camcorder. I'm having this same problem. This is very discouraging to hear that this has happened to almost everyone who has purchased this camcorder. Please give me a call: 773.931.0659 or shoot me an email Durham.Dionte@gmail.com. Thanks so much.
My GS15 jammed with the cassette holder retracted but the side where you are supposed to push in extended outward. I used the firm palm whack method and bingo! The cassette holder popped back out and I'm good to go. Thanks for the tip.
Someone already posted this somewhat barbaric solution, and it worked for me: gently hit the bottom of the video camera (where'd you put the
tripod). not really a gentle hit...more of palm slap....not hard but not
soft. moderately, I guess is how hard I slapped it.
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I have the same problem and I found this fix in a service manual. It worked, but my tape motor adjustment is off. So be carefull. The 3v dc is easy to make, connect 2 batteries 1.5v in serial, you get 3V dc. Let me know how it goed.
I am sorry to hear regarding this problem. This is actually due to Camera's faulty mechanism and would require replacement as well. I am not discouraging you, But its a big no to DIY job.
This is a major problem on most of the Canon's camcorder might be due to faulty arrangement of tools in it. Usually, they charged around $75 ( Including VAT ) and offers 6 months warranty. I am still not sure why they quoted even more than double.
Secondly, If you would be lucky enough, you can go for Drop Carpet Method. I have no answer why it works but might be Camcorder needs a shock :(
Note - This is risky as well. You might lose the screen. Do it Yourself on your risk.We would not be responsible for Damage in any how.
Some people even used a Shoe Box and it worked. ( I am still prefer you to use carpet ).
Drop the camcorder 3 times and that's it. It worked like charm for many people ( Still no answer, Not one or two - Thousands of people got the same result ).
If you are lucky enough, you would get it fixed unless get a better quote from Canon.
I HAVE FOUND THE ANSWER! this is a strange method so bare with me (found the solution on another site) turn on the camera and then hold it upside down then for want of a better word "tap" the camera near the lens (i tapped the mic in front of the flash) and hey presto your image will return! dont ask me what this does as i have no clue, it might have the same error after you switch off the cam but just follow the same method and it will show images. or if your not happy giving your camera a slap then speak to JVC or any camera repair centre. heres then link where i found this solution www.avforums.com/forums/camcorders-video-editing/690055-jvc-ccd-lens-cap-error-claim-deadline-extended.html
HEY ALL TODAY JULY 21ST IS MY BIRTHDAY AND I HAD SAME PBLM WITH MY SONY CCD-TRV318 CAMCORDER.. WAS LOOKING THROUGH OTHER INQUIRES AND FOUND THIS..HOPE THIS HELPS AND SPREAD THE KARMA..http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?mdl=CCDTRV318&news_id=161
hey have the same problem with my camcorder too far the past 3yrs send it to jvc they said no problem found but as soon i got it back it work for one day them went back to safe mode.they said they could rplace the head mechanicalism for $350 which is roughly what paid for the camcorder.if gotyours fix let me now
This happened to me one time. Judging from the date of this, you probably have found a solution. The bottom line is that the camera has accidentally been placed in "Standby" mode. It is the lever surrounding the back of camera record button. When this is moved to standby, the VCR mode works, but nothing for the Camera mode. Hope this helps.