20 Most Recent JVC GR-D270US Mini DV Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers

Firewire is the IEEE1394 standard and is completely different from USB. If you want firewire, get an interface card to add the port to your computer.

JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on Oct 03, 2011


JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on Sep 03, 2011


JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on Jan 24, 2011

This can be caused by several problems including a defective eject switch in the cameras internal circuitry or a bad motor and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.

My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.

If this response has been of any help to you, please be sure and give a positive vote for me on FixYa.com .

JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on Jan 21, 2011

remove your Card and ccheck it on your PC card reader for any errors.If so format and try. remove the Card and try to record, if there is no fault message, try to use another card.
If fault persists the card interface section may be defective.
Try to clean the contacts as a final try.

JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on Aug 22, 2010

Try cleaning the cassette heads by inserting a JVC Cassette Head Cleaner and press play.

JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on Aug 12, 2010

I would check to see if the cable to and from the lens assembly had come loose. If so resecure it carefully and this should take care of your problem . Larry's Electronics repair.

JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on May 10, 2010

Just under the battery there are two connectors (under a flap) the 1/8" is a for composite and audio... say if you want to play it back on a TV or record to aVCR/DVR. Thesecond connector is IEEE 1394 (Firewire400) This is best used for capturing to a computer as it is all digital.

I have done a ton of capture from camcorders, let mo know if you have more questions!

JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on Feb 28, 2010

Here is the issue. Connecting this camera to your PC via USB will only allow you to download the pictures that you have stored on the camera's SD card. To download video to your PC you will need to use a firewire to 4-pin DV cable. If you do not have the software from JVC, no worries as Movie Maker on Windows XP will import video from devices for you. Movie Maker in Vista will not allow importing video or capturing from devices at all, so you will need to get the JVC software if you are oin Vista.

JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on Nov 25, 2009

depending on what connection you have on your computer. You can use usb to usb or dv to dv. If you use usb to usb it's pretty straightforward but if you go dv to dv just make sure which dv connector you have on your computer 4 or 6 pin. If you don't have a manual for your jvc , go to their website and download one. All of the info will be in there, usually towards the back of the manual. My suggestion would be if you have a dv connector on your pc you should use that setup because it is faster than usb. But if you don't have a dv connector, usb to usb is fine. Have fun.

JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on Nov 25, 2009

this is a bad sensor inside unit. the tape transport is bad

JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on Jul 31, 2009

hold the cassette with the spine toward you. On the right hand side, there are 4 plastic ports and a single one above them. The single is your write-protect tab.

JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on Jul 19, 2009

your camcorder support : Mini DV
you can go for it......

dont forget to rate if that helps...

JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on May 15, 2009

You may not need any driver.
Just get a 4 pin firewire cable and connect to PC.

Switch on the Cam.
Open Windows Movie Maker and import video from device.

4 pin firewire would look like this:


JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on Mar 10, 2009

I disagree VERY much with Bubbabear64. I tried what he said and I had lots of problems. The computer wouldn't import and sometimes it wouldn't recognize the camera. I installed the 2 programs that came with the camera on the CD, and all of a sudden it worked great. So install the audio driver and the picture importer on the JVC disk that came with your camera.

JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on Mar 04, 2009

did you out a plug into your computer, or one of the discs from your camera

JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on Feb 09, 2009

Put an used casette inside; hit PLAY and then FFWD until you start seeing images. Eventually you will start seeing some with lines and then the black lines will get smaller and smaller until they turn into grainy lines. Stop and PLAY again and they will faint. RWD and PLAY back as you wish and it should be find. I think this is because of tiny dirt particles that your cassette will dust off for you.

JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on Nov 30, 2008

The internal charger in the camcorder has sensors to prevent overcharging. Be sure to use an original JVC battery, as there is also a sensor in the battery to prevent overcharging and the inexpensive replacement batteries will not have the same sensor (some have NO sensor at all!)., In terms of keeping moisture out, avoid going from an extremely cold environment to a hot one, or vice versa as this can cause condensation to form in the camcorder. If you are taking the camcorder to a place where it might get wet, say the beach or out in the rain, place the camcorder in a ziploc bag to protect it. Be sure to rate this solution. Thanks!

JVC GR-D270US... | Answered on Nov 08, 2008

Not finding what you are looking for?
JVC GR-D270US Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo

Popular Tags

43 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top JVC Video Cameras Experts

Muntejaya Ginting
Muntejaya Ginting

Level 3 Expert

10422 Answers


Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

Larry Stiles
Larry Stiles

Level 2 Expert

301 Answers

Are you a JVC Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

View Most Popular


  • GR JVC

Most Popular Question

while taking video showing

  • Video Cameras