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I have not used my JVC500 camera for about 6 months. When I switch it on after it boots up the screen shows the message 'lens cap' but after I remove the lens cap there is still no image showing on the screen. Is this just a setting which needs to be changed or does the camera have a problem ?

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If your camcorder is still under warranty, send it before it's to late. There is some kind of wide spread problem with the CCD Assembly on this line of JVC products. In particular with the GR-DxxU line.

From what I have read in the internet, the CCD Assembly is a Sony part and can be purchased for about $50. If you are handy with electronics, you could give it a go. This repair if successful, will probably not last for to long either.

I have the same problem with this camera and it's a shame that JVC is not doing anything about it. I read somewhere that there is a pending class action law suit against JVC on this line of products.

Sony has also released a statement with one of their camcorders, that they will fix the problem at no charge. Can't remember the link but it's on this site.

If you can't find the answer to your question? To contact JVC Product Support Call your Customer Care Center at (800) 252-5722

Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 01, 2011

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