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This is usually caused by a defective CCD image sensor and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.

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JVC GR-D33US... | Answered on Aug 06, 2011


JVC GR-D33US... | Answered on Jul 01, 2011

Yes. You can use any MMC or SD card. Be sure you get an SD card, not an SDHC card, if you go this route.

JVC GR-D33US... | Answered on Mar 16, 2011

Do you have the software for the camera installed on the PC?

JVC GR-D33US... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010

I'm afraid that there is chatter on the forums that these Firewire to USB convertors don't work properly with video cameras. That doesn't mean you can't try it, of course.

Most PCs have a USB port, but no Firewire port. Macs often have a Firewire port but may not have USB. If you have a Windows desktop PC, you can fit an add-on Firewire interface card. This will come with a driver for the card. No help on a laptop unfortunately.

JVC GR-D33US... | Answered on Nov 21, 2010

You don't need a driver to transfer video to your computer. You do need software that works. You can use microsoft movie make to transfer it. Also here is the user manual for your camera as well:

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JVC GR-D33US... | Answered on Aug 17, 2010

Buy tape cleaner from any retail store and pu in and play for 30 seconds that should take care the problem. visit for future problem check my site athttp://billy-tech.blogspot.com/

JVC GR-D33US... | Answered on May 08, 2010

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JVC GR-D33US... | Answered on Jan 20, 2010

OK, that means you can see clear picture in playback of old recorded tapes and camcorder just wont give you live view to record any more.
If its true then it is known problem/ failure of ccd imager in your JVC GR-D33 camcorder.
JVC will repair it free of cost, click JVC CCD Imager Advisory for details.

JVC GR-D33US... | Answered on Sep 17, 2009

problem on ccd assamble u have chaing that part...first open urcamera and remove lense unit ..then u can c back side of lensunit there i a small board..u remove that board from lens unit...and u can c the ccd assamble....

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JVC GR-D33US... | Answered on Apr 24, 2009

I thought this was a camera issue, but it ended up being a tape issue. So it shouldn't matter if you have the same model of the JVC mini camcorder as I did or not. Anyway, the tape has a tab that "locks" the tape to keep from recording over it accidently. I moved that tab and it started working. If your tape is stuck in the camera, you may have lost the tape already. Try to get it out of the camera without damaging the tape or the camera...more importantly the camera. You may have to take it to a professional to prevent damage. If you get it out undamaged, check to see if the tape is locked or not. Move the tab and try the tape in the camera again (unless you're afraid of it getting stuck again). In that case, try it in another camera. That's how I discovered that this was a tape issue rather than a camera issue...because I tried the same tape in a different camera and got the same error message. Don't despair if your tape comes out with part of it sticking out or crumpled, as long as it's not broken, you can salvage it. Even if it's broken, you can probably salvage the majority of the tape by taping it back together (call a professional, you may need special tape for this), just don't touch any of the undamaged tape or pull it out of the cassette too far and all you will lose is the damaged portion. I actually couldn't see the tab well enough to tell if it was in locked or unlocked mode since it's so tiny and my close-up vision is getting blurry, but I moved the tab to opposite of what it was and that seemed to do the trick. My mistake was in trying to save money with the cheaper tapes...next time I'll spend a little extra for the better tapes to avoid all this headache. Hope this helped. Have a great day!

JVC GR-D33US... | Answered on Apr 08, 2009

most common cause for this problem is defective CCD. the replacement of the same will rectify the problem. second can be iris not working due to friction or sticky blades. contact repair shop.

JVC GR-D33US... | Answered on Mar 31, 2009

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