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JVC GR-D20EK Camcorder. Lens Cap warning on display even with the lens cap off the lcd screen is black. will playback but not record.

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SOURCE: VIEWING SCREEN SAYING-PLEASE REMOVE LENS COVER,WHEN THE LENS COVER IS ALREADY OFF..

see web page http://www.jvc.co.uk/knowledge-list.php?id=4#0 Important Notice to Camcorder Customers A. JVC has received reports that in certain circumstances, a small quantity of units of the models listed below, may, while in the camera mode, show no picture, a distorted picture and/or display "LENS CAP" even though the lens cap is removed. We have identified the cause as a failure of the CCD image sensor. Until 1st October 2007, JVC will cover the cost of repairs of units exhibiting these symptoms. If your product is within the twelve month manufacturer's warranty, please return it to your retailer who will arrange a repair under the terms and conditions of the warranty. If your product is outside warranty, please write to: JVC Consumer Support JVC UK Ltd 14 Priestley Way London NW2 7BA Please enclose a copy of your purchase receipt and warranty certificate. Please note that proof of purchase is required. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CAMERA DIRECTLY TO JVC. You should send ONLY your purchase receipt and warranty certificate with a covering letter. JVC will contact you to advise how the repair will be carried out. Please call 0870-330-5000 if you need any assistance in obtaining a free repair. We apologise for any inconvenience and are appreciative of your understanding and support. Model Numbers Affected VHS-C Camcorders GR-FX15E, GR-FXM393E, GR-FXM39E, GR-FX16E, GR-FXM404E, GR-FXM40E, GR-SX19E, GR-SX25E, GR-SXM29E, GR-SXM49E, GR-SX26E, GR-SXM30E, GR-SXM50E DVC Camcorders GR-D20E, GR-D21E, GR-D22E, GR-D30E, GR-D31E, GR-D40E, GR-D50E, GR-D60E, GR-D70E, GR-DX25E, GR-DX35E, GR-DX45E, GR-DX55E, GR-DX75E, GR-DX95E, GR-PD1E, JY-HD10E, GR-D18E, GR-D225E, GR-D23E, GR-D24E, GR-D32E, GR-D33E, GR-D34E, GR-D43E, GR-D53E, GR-D54E, GR-D63E, GR-D73E, GR-DX27E, GR-DX28E, GR-DX36E, GR-DX37E, GR-DX47E, GR-DX48E, GR-DX57E, GR-DX67E, GR-DX77E, GR-DX78E, GR-DX97E

Posted on Jul 31, 2007

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Posted on Oct 25, 2007

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Apparently this same problem exists on many different models. I have a JVC grd72u. I called JVC @ 800-252-5722. I selected the "Corrective Action Program" prompt from the automated attendent. I spoke to a customer service rep. They are aware of the problem and are fixing it for free, but only until 12/31/07. I suggest you call ASAP and get your name in the computer. If the problem is something besides the CCD sensor, they will call you with the estimate to repair.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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SOURCE: camcorder says lens cap is on when its not

No Prob...I had the same problem with my GR-D72U. There is a defect in the CCD image sensor. JVC will fix it for FREE! All it will cost you is shipping it to them. Go to http://www.jvcservice.com/service/CustNoticeCamcorder.asp?PgReq=DspDtaDtl&MdlNbr=GR-D72US&Pgm=CCD , download the rapair request... Send it off to your nearest service center and they ship it back all fixed up in less than a week. I must tell you though, you ONLY have until Dec. 31 2008 to do this. Not only did they fix mine, they cleaned the heads but also buffed out a scratch. After you get yours fixed, post as many helps as you can to others.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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SOURCE: JVC GR-D53AA MINI DIGITAL CAMCORDER

its a problem with the ccd image sensor, i had exact same problem with mine!! not to worry though JVC offering free repair, must be a big problem.
Check out this link http://www.jvc.co.uk/template.php?page=100102
JVC has received reports that in certain circumstances, the following models may, while in the camera mode, show no picture, a distorted picture and/or display “LENS CAP” even though the lens cap is removed. We have identified the probable cause as a failure of the CCD image sensor. Repairs of units exhibiting these problems as a result of a defect in the CCD image sensor will be made free of charge at a JVC Authorised Service Centre even if the unit is outside warranty.
Please call our Consumer Support Department on 0870-330-5000 to obtain your free repair. We apologise for any inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding and support.
Please note that this offer expires on 31st December 2008 and is applicable only to failure of the CCD image sensor.
This information applies to the following models:
GR-D18, GR-D20, GR-D21, GR-D22, GR-D225, GR-D23, GR-D24, GR-D30, GR-D31, GR-D32, GR-D33, GR-D34, GR-D40, GR-D43, GR-D50, GR-D53, GR-D54, GR-D60, GR-D63, GR-D70, GR-D73, GR-DX25, GR-DX27, GR-DX28, GR-DX35, GR-DX36, GR-DX37, GR-DX45, GR-DX47, GR-DX48, GR-DX55, GR-DX57, GR-DX67, GR-DX75, GR-DX77, GR-DX78, GR-DX95, GR-DX97, GR-FX15, GR-FX16, GR-FXM39, GR-FXM393, GR-FXM40, GR-FXM404, GR-PD1, GR-SX19, GR-SX25, GR-SX26, GR-SXM29, GR-SXM30, GR-SXM49, GR-SXM50, JY-HD10.

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