20 Most Recent JVC GR-DVL9000 DV Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers

A Li Ion should last the life of the camcorder.
Take it to bits, find the cell and replace it with exactly the same type and size.

JVC GR-DVL9000... | Answered on Jun 21, 2017

You may download the manual and more here.

JVC GR-DVL9000... | Answered on Mar 08, 2012

E03 means that ether supply or take up reel is not rotating for more than 4 sec. Could be a mechanical or electronic problem, impossible to determine without looking at the camcorder

JVC GR-DVL9000... | Answered on Dec 02, 2009

Go here on left of page you will see the manual.


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JVC GR-DVL9000... | Answered on Mar 21, 2009

With the s.video lead and another lead from the earphone socket to my sound card did the trick

JVC GR-DVL9000... | Answered on Nov 17, 2008

In the case no REEL FG is produced for 4 seconds
or more in the capstan rotation mode after
loading was complete, the mechanism mode
is shifted to STOP with the pinch roller set off.
This error is defined as [E03].
However, no REEL EMG is detected in the
1. The idler gear does not engage with the reel disk well.
2. Though the idler gear and reel disk are engaged with
each other, the tape is not wound because of overload
to the mechanism.
3. No FG pulse is output from the reel sensor.
4. No power is supplied to the reel sensor.
5. Tape transport operation takes place with a cassette
having no tape inside.
6. The tape slackens and no pulse is produced until the
slack is taken up and the tape comes into the normal

JVC GR-DVL9000... | Answered on Jul 10, 2008

Manual says any message E01-7 is 'a malfunction of some kind'. Recommends remove the power supply, battery pack etc, and press the reset button. Wait for a few minutes for the indication to clear, then resume normal use. If it doesn't clear after 2-3 attempts, take it to your dealer.

JVC GR-DVL9000... | Answered on May 21, 2008

hi, this usually happens with the ribon cable which is giving power and signal to LCD is becoming loose or damaged due to folding..since the LCD wiring replacemet is a skill needed task i recommend you to give it to the nearest service centre so that your cam will be ready for future shots all the best my friend sreejith

JVC GR-DVL9000... | Answered on Mar 13, 2008


I am not a video repairer by trade. Everything I have learnt has been through my own trial and error. I am trying to share what I have learnt in this article. . I have tried to fix 3 videos and had complete success with each of them.
It is possible that your video could be damaged as you take it apart to look at it. It would be worth first trying it out on a video you don’t care much for, before you try to fix your wedding video. There are companies that will repair videos and re-spool them. The costs are high so weigh up if this is right for you. I can’t see what the pros would do differently.
Video tapes are a fairly basic design which lets the repair be fairly primitive and basic also. The main reason for this article is to show you how to get the tape back into one piece.
Pulling apart a video is fairly easy. Putting it back together is the tricky bit. In fact, fixing the tape itself is easy too. I am hopeful that the dissection pictures will help you put it back together to its original state.
Looking at a video tape from the outside, there is not much to it. There is a flap which can be opened by pushing the button near it. This will expose the tape. The only other thing that we can do with the casing is cover or uncover the read write tab. More on this later.
complete_20case_thumb.jpgYou may want to remove the label from the spine before you begin because it is likely to be torn in half. There are 5 screws on the underside of the tape, but that’s just the beginning. You need to take caution here as the casing will come apart, but so will all the little pieces which are a pain to return to their original location. Ensure you keep the underside on a flat surface to keep the pieces in place. Pay attention to where the pieces came from as your reference for later.
As you can see, there is nothing too complicated about a VHS tape. Lets take a closer look.
left_20guide.pngright_20guide_small1.jpgThe left guide has two rollers in it, which the tape travels between. Normally, one will be plastic and the other metal. It is important to ensure these guides are in the right places. These rollers will often fall out as you open up a tape.
The right guide has only one roller which is fairly self explanatory.
flap_20spring.png The flap spring is a little trickier to attach. It slides onto the plastic pole and the short bent wire wraps around the clip. The longer end sits in the groove of the flap.
The most complicated part of the tape is the lock mechanism in the middle of the tape. This is often the culprit of a jammed tape.
It is hard to figure out how all these little pieces work together. You should end up being able to move the trigger backwards and forwards and have all these parts move simultaneously.
machanism_20pulled.png mechanism.png

Both of the springs wrap around poles and the left and right side mirror each other. There are various designs that are used for this, but the theory is the same. You want to be able to move the centre piece and the other two will spring it back into place.
Repairing a broken tape:
There is nothing glamorous about repairing a snapped tape. We see videos of directors splicing tape and sticking it back together in the movies. The theory is the same, only we are going to use bog standard sticky tape.
It is best to use the finest tape you can find. The video is unlikely to play where the tape is, but it should make its way through the player to the next readable section of tape.
Make sure you place sticky tape on on both sides of the tape rather than wrapping it around, as this will cause friction. If it is broken at the start or end of the tape, you have the luxury to be a bit more generous with the tape. You may need to fold some of the sticky tape to hold it onto the spool. This is fine as the normal pressure from the VCR will keep it taut.
Put the casing back together and put in the screws and see how you went.

JVC GR-DVL9000... | Answered on Feb 27, 2008

this is probobly a problem with blue CRT, either it gone bad, or a bad connection. if it happened suddenly, and not gradually, there's a good chance its only a bad connection, and the crt is fine, in this case, it shouldnt be too expansive. good luck with that.

JVC GR-DVL9000... | Answered on Feb 19, 2008

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